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GENERAL OF THE MONTH:Genghis Khan

UtherPenguin
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12/13/2015 9:57:17 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!!
Now that out of the way, here are a series of videos and documentaries on the life and conquests of Genghis Khan.

1. Early Life


http://www.biography.com...
2. Rise to Power
http://www.badassoftheweek.com...
3. Notable Conquests


Conquest of Baghdad and after effects: https://www.youtube.com...
Invasion of Song China: https://www.youtube.com...
Conquest of the Kievan Rus: https://www.youtube.com...
Failed Invasions of Japan: https://www.youtube.com...

5. The Exception
Crash Course World HIstory, the Mongols: https://www.youtube.com...
6. History on trial.
As a controversial figure, the YouTube series Ted-Ed made a video debating on whether Genghis Khan's legacy is one deserving of admiration or vilification.

https://www.youtube.com...

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"The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you,
to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears,
and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters."


Next month will be on great humanitarians. (This thread is shorter than intended, as this is the first "X of the month" thread so far)
"Praise Allah."
~YYW
j50wells
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12/13/2015 11:43:57 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Being that every nation back then was somewhat evil, Kahn really wasn't doing anything wrong in my opinion. At that time, every nation on earth practiced slavery, including forced polygamy, which is really just a cleaner way of saying sex slavery. Because of this, there wasn't any nation on earth who didn't deserve to be butchered and have their cities burned to the ground.
Many historians at that time tried to paint the Mongols as a terrible, vicious people, yet the same people whom Kahn conquered had systematically tortured, killed, and imprisoned their own people for saying the wrong things, hunting in the wrong forest, marrying the wrong person, or following the wrong religion. If that wasn't enough, they arrogantly claimed to be righteous in their actions. The Mongol's claimed neither righteousness, nor arrogance.
Idealist
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12/15/2015 11:46:42 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/13/2015 9:57:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!!
Now that out of the way, here are a series of videos and documentaries on the life and conquests of Genghis Khan.

1. Early Life


http://www.biography.com...
2. Rise to Power
http://www.badassoftheweek.com...
3. Notable Conquests


Conquest of Baghdad and after effects: https://www.youtube.com...
Invasion of Song China: https://www.youtube.com...
Conquest of the Kievan Rus: https://www.youtube.com...
Failed Invasions of Japan: https://www.youtube.com...

5. The Exception
Crash Course World HIstory, the Mongols: https://www.youtube.com...
6. History on trial.
As a controversial figure, the YouTube series Ted-Ed made a video debating on whether Genghis Khan's legacy is one deserving of admiration or vilification.

https://www.youtube.com...

Quote:



"The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you,
to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears,
and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters."





Next month will be on great humanitarians. (This thread is shorter than intended, as this is the first "X of the month" thread so far)

I suppose different people have different ideas about what makes a general "great"? I strongly doubt that I would include Genghis Khan in any top list of great generals. :-/
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12/15/2015 11:49:03 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/13/2015 11:43:57 PM, j50wells wrote:
Being that every nation back then was somewhat evil, Kahn really wasn't doing anything wrong in my opinion. At that time, every nation on earth practiced slavery, including forced polygamy, which is really just a cleaner way of saying sex slavery. Because of this, there wasn't any nation on earth who didn't deserve to be butchered and have their cities burned to the ground.
Many historians at that time tried to paint the Mongols as a terrible, vicious people, yet the same people whom Kahn conquered had systematically tortured, killed, and imprisoned their own people for saying the wrong things, hunting in the wrong forest, marrying the wrong person, or following the wrong religion. If that wasn't enough, they arrogantly claimed to be righteous in their actions. The Mongol's claimed neither righteousness, nor arrogance.

I don't agree. Genghis Khan was famous for slaying entire villages, including women and children. Children do no deserve to be slain. They are and always have been the closest thing to "innocent" that we humans can be.