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

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    Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Having lived so historically recently, Hitler is rightfully held up as the height of evilness of mankind. Go back some 700 years, though, and Genghis Khan fit that description just as well. Both men are similar, having wrecked havoc on the population of Eurasia in a relatively brief, swift reign of terror.

    While WWII was the deadliest war in history, with between 40 and 72 million deaths, the Mongol conquests come close, having result in between 30 and 70 million deaths. And by worldwide population, the Mongol conquests were much deadlier, 17% vs. 1-3% of living people having been killed.

    List of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Each man committed genocide on an unprecedented scale, but today Genghis Khan enjoys an amount of notoriety, akin to that given to Alexander the Great.

    So is one man more evil than the other? And if so, who?
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    I'll take Hitler for $50, aberrant. Nobody in a political argument is ever accused of acting like Genghis Khan.










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

    Hillary Clinton for the win.

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

    Who cares?

    At their level of bad personage, comparisons break down.

    It frankly doesn't matter who was worse...they were both that bad for everyone...except their lackeys.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Hitler. At least Khan had better facial hair.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Chingus gets credit for managing to find a way to kill people on an industrialized scale in an unindustrialized society. That much is certain.

    The sheer brutality of the terror tactics utilized by the Mongol hordes has honestly never been matched. Even in comparison to many of the crimes of the Nazis and Soviets, the atrocities carried out by Genghis Khan and his descendants were absolutely appalling.

    Genocide, rape, torture, slavery, human shields, child soldiers, collateral damage, civilian casualties, biological warfare, etca - you name it; the Mongols did it all, and on a scale that wouldn't be seen again until the mid twentieth century.

    Hitler, on the other hand, is mostly remarkable for taking a civilized society and somehow managing to con everyone in it into behaving like fanatical bloodthirsty barbarians. The level of lunatic despotism with which he was able to rule a supposedly "democratic" society simply hadn't been seen before, and hasn't been seen since.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    I believe Kublai Khan killed even more than his grandfather. As well as Hitler too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Chingus gets credit for managing to find way to kill people on an industrialized scale in an unindustrialized society. That much is certain.

    The sheer brutality of the terror tactics utilized by the Mongol hordes has honestly never been matched. Even in comparison to many of the crimes of the Nazis and Soviets, the atrocities carried out by Genghis Khan and his descendants are absolutely appalling.

    Genocide, rape, torture, slavery, human shields, child soldiers, collateral damage, civilian casualties, biological warfare, etca - you name it; the Mongols did it all, and on a scale that wouldn't be seen again until the mid twentieth century.

    Hitler, on the other hand, is mostly remarkable for taking a civilized society and somehow managing to con everyone in it into behaving like fanatical bloodthirsty barbarians. The level of lunatic despotism with which he was able to rule a supposedly "democratic" society simply hadn't been seen before, and hasn't been seen since.
    The thing is, everyone is a bloodthirsty barbarian to some degree, and civilization is what holds the worst examples of this in check. Hitler tapped into Germany's inner barbarian and used it to gain power.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I'll take Hitler for $50, aberrant. Nobody in a political argument is ever accused of acting like Genghis Khan.
    Until now. Your side terrorizes Americans like Genghis Khan terrorized villages.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Until now. Your side terrorizes Americans like Genghis Khan terrorized villages.
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