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Ghengis Khans army was the greatest of them all

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Started: 6/12/2014 Category: Philosophy
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Antonio303

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It was the gratest army beacause their leader Ghengis Khan was very wise but very ambicious, with this dinamc duo he could do almost anyhing. First, his warrior were archers that rode horses. Second of all they conquered more than half of Asia and almost entered europe whic would have been devastating. Also, he was wise enough to thing of his sucesor and if he is ready unlike many other great leaders that never thought of what happened after their death like Alexander the Great. He chose a very fit son for the job that wasnt even his oldest son! If his son lived a little longer the mongols would have defenatly entered europe because both father and son were great stategists
voxprojectus

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I could take many approaches to this.

For one, lacking any real context, I would submit that in a direct war, Ghengis Khan's army would not defeat the current US army, or, really, virtually any army still active in the world today. The gaps of technology alone make Khan victory untenable.

Another approach is to put Khan's army in rough context for the time. I could argue that say, the Spartans were better since their ability to kill tens of thousands with only hundreds of men.

OR I could take on the proposition you lay out that it was Ghengis Khan's wisdom and ambition that led to the success of his army. To this, I simply point out that his tactics would have had very little effect if he had tried bringing them before a culture that would choose death over surrender. His Hoard required an ever-growing number of troops added from the peoples they conquered. If he had implemented this strategy, in say, the northern sentinal islands off the coast of India, he would be unlikely to have added any new men if he were victorious as the Sentinalese tribe has always been known to pick death over even contact with outsiders.

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