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Thread: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    true , the arabian spring wasnt organized by her ,she just had to obey the rules
    Every morning when she gets out of bed, millions die before breakfast.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Every morning when she gets out of bed, millions die before breakfast.
    it is not a personal fault as l said before
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    it is not a personal fault as l said before
    Agreed (), some are likely suicides, knowing that she is awake.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Agreed (), some are likely suicides, knowing that she is awake.
    so nice to see american agree with me
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Jesus! Apparently I'm more evil.
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    The thread is a question for students of history. If you are unfamiliar with the level of carnage Genghis Khan was responsible for it might surprise you to learn how similar to Hitler he was in his time.
    I didn't say that, let alone imply it. I merely questioned the interest in making these particular sorts of comparisons.

    Historically, I find BOTH fascinating. Genghis Kahn (et. al.) for their skills at war, the mobile horse warriors and their legendary bowmanship - the life of the tribes of the asian steppe I've always found interesting - books like "The Horsemen" by Joseph Kessel and "Caravans" by James Michener are several of my favorites about that region in the world (tho more specifically Afghanistan). Both intersect in several ways with Khan; in Caravans I first read about Khan's building of a tower in Afghanistan (Herat, I believe) with the bodies of thousands of people he killed and interred, laying them down in a circle around a pole, layer after layer, then surrounding it with stone. Kessel talked about the lives and spirit of the peoples of the region, centering around a tough game called buzkashi, which playing field early on could be many miles in size (Kessel talked about them riding for days at a time), but which tested the riding skill and grit of the participants, bringing together tribes from regions near and far. It speaks a lot of the nature of the peoples of that region, esp. modern era Afghanis.

    Hitler I find fascinating from a more political and cultural perspective, esp. the culture of the Germanic peoples and how they could fall sway to someone like Hitler. I've always had an interest in that, the culture, the history, the psychology, and the parallels we might find in today's political climate.

    The utter barbarity of both, the utter callousness to human life, the indifferent willingness to take the lives of so many millions of people, most of whom were innocents raises for me the more intriguing questions of why and how men like them can do what they do, rise like the did. Common to both was their [fallen] humanity. Distinct with each was their cultural background and personal history. As a casual student of history, I look to lessons such as theirs for what knowledge and wisdom I can learn from it in hopes I might be able to do my part not to see it repeated.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    What of Alexander the Great?

    Gengiz Khan BTW was worse I think.
    Mornin DDD I don't think Alexander can even compare.

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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    After a certain point evil can't be measured on a sliding scale.

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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I believe Kublai Khan killed even more than his grandfather. As well as Hitler too.
    Well... he had a lot more people to abuse but he got defeated by a taifun (or smth) when he tried to invade Japan.

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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin DDD I don't think Alexander can even compare.
    Morning MMC,

    That is what I was asking. Comparing which issue between Genghis Khan and Alexander? Viciousness? Murder rate? Occupied territorial size? What was meant?
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, she's caused the death of billions.
    The day is still young.

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