Originally Posted by bgivs21 View Post
Stalin wasn't really a conqueror per-se. He killed a lot of his own people more so than destroying a whole race on his way world domination.
We can argue all day, but bottom line is we can go through every culture throughout history and find terrible, evil rulers/conquerors who have left massive body counts for world domination.
But Genghis Kahn is by far the worst. He killed nearly 40 million people, 4 times more than Hitler. In fact, Nazi Germany's blitzkrieg was a modern form of warfare that Genghis Kahn himself developed in 12th and 13th century.
Have no idea who Genghis Kahn is but if you're referring to the great Khan, Temujin, also know as Genghis Khan,estimates range from 20 to 50 million, depending on which historical lense you use.
Stalin ,on the other hand, has been identified as the greatest mass murderer of the modern era with a known body count of twenty six million and a probable figure exceeding SIXTY million.
Temujin was a warrior living in a violent era of tribal conflict. He slaughtered whole tribes as a means of bringing some semblance of order to the chaos of the era.This is genocide by any standard, but before he brought order there was an untold era of indiscriminate tribal warfare that ran up body cvounts in the hundreds of millions in Central Asia.
Stalin was a mass murderer....far greater than Adolph Hitler. He committed genocide to enforce his own tyrannical powerbase. Pure evil.
I've been an amateur atrocity buff for years like you and Sonny....here's a very good read, well researched, that covers a lot of ground in the genre...