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The Baddest Man That Ever Lived [Pic]

Genghis Khan

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Genghis Khan and his army wiped out 11 % of the worlds population 40 million people. This meant large areas of cultivated land grew trees. Removing 700 million tons of carbon from the environment.

A brilliant military tactician Khan used the fake retreat to draw out his enemies. Pretending disarray and defeat in the heat of the battle, the Mongols would suddenly appear panicked and turn and run, only to pivot when the enemy was drawn out, destroying them at their leisure. As this tactic became better known to the enemy, the Mongols would extend their feigned retreats for days or weeks, to falsely convince the chasers that they were defeated, only to charge back once the enemy again had its guard down or withdrew to join its main formation. Mongols could maneuver their horses with just their legs, leaving their hands free to fire arrows.

For killing a Mongol diplomat Khan went on to wipe out the Khwarezmian Empire. No living thing was spared, not even animals. Skulls of the dead were piled in large pyramidal mounds.

Genghis Khan invaded China with 90 thousand troops and dominated the largest army in the world, the the Jin Dynastys over 1 million troops, and destroying half or over 500 thousand of them in the process and assuming control of Northern China and Beijing

Khan defeated a Russian army 4 times the size of his with the surviving leaders surrendering. They were executed by being laid under a wooden platform which the Mongols danced & feasted upon.

Mongol victory feasts would see captive girls paraded before them. Rating the women, Khan would take the highest ranked, leaving the rest for his officers.

Genghis Khan is considered the most successful biological father in human history with over 16mil descendants in Central Asia. One in 200 men alive today is a relative of Genghis Khan

After seizing all of western Turkestan Genghis Khan ordered the extermination of the entire kingdom of Xi Xia because they refused to send troops when he called for them. The destruction and massacre was so complete that Xi Xia was nearly erased from history.

The Mongol Empire over just 100 years

Within a few decades of the Magna Carta being put in place in England, Genghis Khan implemented a very similar document into law,Yassa, which prohibitied things such as adultery, theft, and lying. It also promoted religious tolerance.

Genghis Khan exempted the poor and clergy from taxes, encouraged literacy, and established free religion, leading many peoples to join his empire before they were even conquered.

Khan used to gather people of different religions and listen to them argue for the fun of it. He summoned the clergymen of those who were represented in his court. Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians (with one envoy from the Pope himself). It was conducted similar to how the Mongols held wrestling matches with a panel to award points and the participants drinking alcohol after every round. It apparently ended as all Mongol festivities did, with everyone too drunk to continue. The Christians started to loudly sing hymns, the Muslims in turn started to recite the Quran, and the Buddhists sat in silence meditating.

Genghis Khan never allowed his likeness to be portrayed. The first images of him appeared after he died.

The cause of Khans death is unknown. Legend has it that at his funeral 40 virgins & 40 horses were sacrificed and the 2.000 guests were killed in order to keep the burial site a secret.

1 in 200 men alive today are a relative of Genghis Khan. He was also responsible for over 40 million deaths.

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Date: 05/09/15 01:46 PM

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  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2014 at 8:13 am
    Link: The Baddest Man That Ever Lived - 1 in 200 men alive today are a relative of Genghis Khan. He was also responsible for over 40 million deaths.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2014 at 3:38 pm
    Only one such as he could have enough children to be able to invite 2000 in-laws to his funeral.
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    Dead_mind Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm
    Hey, at least he repopulated!
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm
    One in two hundred men. So I guess the implication is he has no female descendants?
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Hate to nit-pick, but the baddest man would be "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown."
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    simmerslodra Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm
    "A brilliant military tactician Khan used the fake retreat to draw out his enemies."

    From what I`ve heard, this was a common tactic for steppe cavalry. Scythians used it, and so did pretty much every group to come from this region after them. IMO, it`s kind of amazing nobody got wise to it in the 2000 years or so it took the Mongols to get off the ground.

    But yeah, regardless, the mongols f`d s-u.

    Check out the Hardcore History podcasts if you love this stuff. They did like 8 hours on the Khans. In fact, that`s now become my work soundtrack this weekend.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    May 9, 2014 at 7:07 pm
    why does this sound like a high school term paper? (go ahead, read it again and tell me i`m wrong.)
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm
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    Xprez Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm
    This is a direct reflection of why our society today is so screwed up. We celebrate the wrong things. Would you think he was so cool if you`re a 4 year-old about to be slaughtered because you happen to live in the wrong region? The guy was successful militarily, but not a good man by any means. Definitely not one to be celebrated.
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    simmerslodra Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2014 at 10:08 pm
    Yeah, it`s not so much honoring as being in awe of. Lots of horrrible powerful people and horrible societies have made interesting history. Alexander the great, the Carthaginians, the state psychopathy of the roman empire, the assyrians, etc etc. It`s these ancient civilaztions accomplishing the damage of modern armies with swords and horses. It says something about humanity as a whole that`s worth paying attention to.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2014 at 2:03 am
    Was he a better man than Christopher Columbus?
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm
    Funny, I`m playing as Genghis Khan on Civilization 5 as we speak. Kicking everybody`s arse too while I`m at it. Hey, if you can`t warmonger as good ol` G.K., when can ya?
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    May 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm
    Yeah, well. I would have tethered his ass. Mmrrr...

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