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3639, u should read the other posts before writing this stuff
Posted by 40thStreetBlack, Mon Oct-27-03 11:03 AM
"No other group of people sought to step past the boundaries of their world to take control and conquer others."

Read post # 13 - the Mongols spread out across the face of Eurasia and created the largest land empire in world history, conquering most of China, Korea, Afghanistan, Persia, Iraq (aka caliphate of Baghdad back in the day), Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Hungary, and all those random Central Asian countries you've either never heard of or can't spell: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, & Kyrgyzstan. And they crossed the sea and sought to conquer Japan twice, but were done in first by kamikaze typhoons and then by the samurai, but it wasn't for a lack of trying.

There are plenty of other examples - the Arabs, for instance - but I like pointing out the Mongols, considering they created the largest contiguous land empire in world history and wantonly slaughtered millions of people in the process and whatnot. And I might add, the Mongols embarked on their imperial conquest across Asia and Eastern Europe almost 3 centuries before the Treaty of Tordesillas.

"This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man." - The Dude