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To: driftdiver

The Mongols went all the way to Germany.

But there weren’t 200M of them. More like 20,000.

The Mongols did, however, manage to kill roughly 10% of the world’s population. No other group has ever come close to that feat.

They also were far more efficient killers than the Nazis. The maximum output for a 24-hour day at Auschwitz was 24,000. The Mongols routinely killed several times that many people in a hour or so. All done with edged weapons.

Which pretty much blows a hole in the idea that mass killing requires technology.


20 posted on 11/19/2011 6:03:28 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Genghis Khan had many than 20,000 in his armies. In one battle he had 200,000 men.

Still far short of 200 million but I guess the creator of the universe knows more than I do.


21 posted on 11/19/2011 6:15:34 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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