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

    The real question is whether Khan was a conservative or libertarian


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

    The reason why people see Hitler as the bigger (or greater) evil is because Hitler was not far from the present and there are those who still remember his times. There are also video footage and audio recordings, along with photographs to illustrate the conflict more and therefore leave a more lasting footprint on people's minds.
    Genghis Khan on the other hand, is far more removed from the present and therefore has a less of an impact. In addition, the Mongols are mostly irrelevant in the present, while Germany still remains a significant country. All this adds up to why Genghis Khan is often ignored compared to Hitler.

    As for the topic itself, I'd have to say both are about the same. While some in this thread holds up statistics to compare one's degree in evil, I dispute it on the grounds that statistics cannot measure one's mind. I daresay that Genghis Khan could and would have killed as much as Hitler did, he only didn't have the resources to do so. It's like comparing a psychotic man who killed 3 people and a depressed and abused teenager who killed 23 people in a shooting spree.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Genghis murdered 3/4 of the Persians (- 10 million) in the Persian plateau alone without industrial technology.

    If you didn't surrender outright you were dead. Yeah, he was about the same.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I am now going to start doing that. Obama is just like Genghis Khan! The Mongols had socialized health care....
    Exactly! And, a lot of people don't know this but Genghis Khan was born in Kenya.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    The real question is whether Khan was a conservative or libertarian

    Clearly, he was a big gubmint Libbo.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    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.
    The question I would ask you is was Khan's behavior out of step with how conquering armies of the time acted? I don't know, but would suggest if he acted more or less like most conquerors of his time it would paint his actions in a
    different light relative to Hitler.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    The question I would ask you is was Khan's behavior out of step with how conquering armies of the time acted? I don't know, but would suggest if he acted more or less like most conquerors of his time it would paint his actions in a
    different light relative to Hitler.
    Yes. Indiscriminate murder of non-combatants, women and children after conquest was generally frowned upon. The Christians, Muslims and Chinese who were on the receiving end of Genghis' violence had rules of warfare.
    Last edited by Ben K.; 11-15-13 at 03:18 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    The real question is whether Khan was a conservative or libertarian

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

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Attila should have been entered. The Huns were absolutely brutal and took no prisoners.

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

    Wow, imagine what Khan would have done with access to today's technology.

    Kirk and Spock would have still kicked his ass.

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