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What the Mongols did to the World [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-12-29 12:06:59 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2008-12-29 11:32
In more recent times Christianity has retreated to the churches and monasteries; it is less overtly involved in politics (for that we have parties that subscribe to Christian tenets - but the chruches as such remain uninvolved). ...


Maybe you missed the news how religious nuts brought Bush to presidency.

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Post time 2008-12-29 13:10:40 |Display all floors

Cut and Paste Time Again

As usual, the artisans were sent back to Mongolia,

young women and children were given to the Mongol soldiers as slaves,

and the rest of the population was massacred. The Persian scholar Juvayni states that 50,000 Mongol soldiers were given the task of executing twenty-four Urgench citizens each, which would mean that 1.2 million people were killed.

While this is almost certainly exaggeration, the sacking of Urgench is considered one of the bloodiest massacres in human history.

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Post time 2008-12-29 13:17:48 |Display all floors

Cut and Paste Time Again

The garrison at Merv was only about 12,000 men, and the city was inundated with refugees from eastern Khwarezmid. For six days, Tolui besieged the city, and on the seventh day, he assaulted the city. However, the garrison beat back the assault and launched their own counter-attack against the Mongols.

The garrison force was similarly forced back into the city.

The next day, the city's governor surrendered the city on Tolui's promise that the lives of the citizens would be spared. As soon as the city was handed over, however, Tolui reneged on his promise and slaughtered almost every person who surrendered, in a massacre possibly on a greater scale than that at Urgench.

After finishing off Merv, Tolui headed westwards, attacking the cities of Nishapur and Herat. Nishapur fell after only three days; here, Tokuchar, a son-in-law of Ghengis was killed in battle and Tolui put to the sword every living thing in city, including the cats and dogs, with Tokuchar's widow presiding over the slaughter.

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Post time 2008-12-29 13:19:32 |Display all floors

The Monguls

Not only butchers, rapists, slavers and murderers.

But also the worst type of liars.

Now there is a coincidence.  

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Post time 2008-12-29 13:22:22 |Display all floors
The mongols not only killed people they also razed cities, destroyed art and eradicated culture.  China might be an old place but not much of it survived the mongol invasion.  In 200 years ten European powers couldn't even come close to doing the amount of damage to Chinese civilization that the mongols did in 50.  Yet now Genghis is a hero in China.

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Post time 2008-12-29 13:26:06 |Display all floors
Originally posted by interesting at 2008-12-29 05:22
Expatter,

I'm always glad to see the history of the Summer Palace episode exposed on this forum. The emperors were depraved individuals and, were we to judge China's culture by them and their hi ...

interesting,
You’re of very dubious morals and extremely suspicious the way you’re plotting.
You are a fool and a blaggard.

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Post time 2008-12-29 13:40:53 |Display all floors
Opinion: How does stating something like that make someone of questionable morals?


Oh, another comment. It has been found that our DNA structure has something to do with our abiltiy to rote learn and instance-memorize. Asians have a higher capabilty to instant memorize than caucasian people and are generally better at mathematics (of course says everyone.) whitey is generally better at exploring problems, compromising and negotiating and working as an equal but leaderless group (team sports).
however the problem is our DNA is the same.

THE SAME!

Did you know that a chimp can memorize a set of 15 random numbers in 0.6 seconds and then plot them in tehir correct positions up to one hour after being rmoved from the situation!

didnt really have a point with that, I just found it interesting.

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