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Read Ghengis Khan by Jack Weatherford. Jack pronounced it Jengis Khan not a hard G.

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-?ve years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

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9 minutes ago, denniS said:

Read Ghengis Khan by Jack Weatherford. Jack pronounced it Jengis Khan not a hard G.

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-?ve years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

And the video shows he had some wicked skills:

 

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Well, for the conquered nations by Genghis Khan's army, they would see it totally different.  From an attack/conqueror perspective, his troops had to be violent and kill / injure first:

Genghis Khan War Tactics – How he Built the Mongol Empire | DocumentaryTube

I haven't paid attention when I went into European museums, if there's anything in those areas on this part of history:  Mongol invasion of Europe - Wikipedia

Then once, securing defeated country, do their rule thing..

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16 minutes ago, shootingstar said:

Well, for the conquered nations by Genghis Khan's army, they would see it totally different.  From an attack/conqueror perspective, his troops had to be violent and kill / injure first:

Genghis Khan War Tactics – How he Built the Mongol Empire | DocumentaryTube

I haven't paid attention when I went into European museums, if there's anything in those areas on this part of history:  Mongol invasion of Europe - Wikipedia

Then once, securing defeated country, do their rule thing..

Successful armies aren't nice.  They are designed to break things rapidly and efficiently so that the enemy quits as quickly as possible.  Prolonged "nice" wars are costly in terms of human life.  Just look at the last 20 years of American history to see how to do it wrong.

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2 hours ago, denniS said:

Read Ghengis Khan by Jack Weatherford. Jack pronounced it Jengis Khan not a hard G.

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-?ve years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Thanks - I found the book and also a couple others Jack wrote that sound interesting:

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