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  •  Atilla and Genghis have gotten a bad rap (0+ / 0-)

    Apparently, they would surround a city or town and give the inhabitants a choice:  Either surrender and pay tribute, in which case they'd be left alone, or resist and have all the males slaughtered if they lost.  Most of the local inhabitants recognized the inevitable, and surrendered.  If all the males had really been slaughtered in the areas conquered by the armies of Atilla and Genghis, the populations of those areas would look a lot different than they do today.

    "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor security." -Ben Franklin

    by leevank on Wed Dec 13, 2006 at 06:57:10 AM PST

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    •  Remember, Mongol Hordes have feelings too? (0+ / 0-)

      Sorry, jes' couldn't hep mesef....

      "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." - George W. Bush

      by David Mason on Wed Dec 13, 2006 at 08:11:40 AM PST

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