Genghis Khan was the best thing to happen to the human race. He was responsible for wiping out China for a few hundred years and also wiped out a shit load of muslims. Too bad he was never able to finish the job.
You know quite well that Genghis Khan invaded Eastern Europe and was close to wiping out Western Europe as well, right?
On a side note, an anecodote a history teacher told me once is that Genghis Khan didn’t invade Europe because he found it to be too ugly and disgusting to invade.
While Genghis Khan was brutal, no doubt about that, he's wasn't a genocidal mad man though, in fact, while expansionist his empire was was very tolerant for its time, region can still have their culture and religion so long as they pay taxes to them, they weren't trying to force their culture into their conquered subjects like a lot of empires tend to do at that point in time.
Also China has gone several periods of civil wars and conquest that resulted in new government replacing the last government. It's why China has so dynasties over its long history, their governments quite honestly don't last that long, a few centuries at best and a few decades at worse. But I know why you bitchin' about china, it's just the latest of the scapegoats being used to distract people from trump's mishandling of this pandemic.
Granted, Genghis Khan was actually one of the best things to ever happen to Asia, and could have been great for more of the world had not various events kept his Empire from growing stronger and remaining strong longer than it had. Just not nearly for those reasons.
Among the things his Empire did was practically eliminated banditry, which opened up trade vastly, because now merchants could not only travel freely without having to pay taxes to various kings and warlords to pass through their land, only to a single entity who taxed them only once, but also didn’t have to hire large protection details to protect themselves from bandit colonies, but also from those same kings and warlords. Genghis Khan and his army did not tolerate bandits. Genghis Khan didn’t tolerate bandits within his army, most particularly.
One contemporary of the Mongol Empire even wrote that one could walk from one end of the Empire to the other, alone, with all your valuables carried on your head, and never once be accosted by anyone trying to take it from you.
So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!
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