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Some of the cruelest rulers in history you may don't know |

Objavljeno u Russia - Socijalna interakcija i zanimacija - 3 - 27 Nov 22 00:09

1. Genghis Khan - the man who wiped 11% of the world population

In one instance, a chap with whom he sought to conduct trade affronted the Khan by slaying his entire diplomatic party. In response, Khan sacked his entire city, taking hundreds of thousands of lives, and captured the impolite host. To teach this leader a lesson, Khan poured molten silver into his ears and eyes. Over the course of his empire-building career, Khan showed no mercy to his enemies, often completely wiping out entire cities or using hostages as human shields in combat. This led to his wiping out an estimated 40 million people - or 11% of the worlds population.

2. Tamerlane The Great

Tamerlane the Great, who also went by the name Timur, was a Turkic conqueror whose reign lasted roughly 40 years until his passing in 1405 CE. Like Genghis Khan, Tamerlane was unflinching in his axiom of no mercy. He annihilated whole cites, taking tens of thousands of lives.  He would sneak spies into opposing camps to tell of his exploits - such as burning down a mosque full of people in Damascus - to sow seeds of fear. Some historians believe Tamerlane was well-versed in the ways of evil, often skinning alive those who refused to accept Islam.

3. Qin Shi Huang
Qin Shi Huang is credited with having created the first unified Chinese empire (Qin dynasty, 221-207 BCE), but he was able to do so only through erratic ruling, the dismantling of any semblance of an education system, and working nearly his entire population to their end.Huang seized power in 221 BCE and strictly followed seven principles, some of which advocated severe punishment, speaking in opposites and acting in contraries, and issuing unfathomable orders. He was unquestionably paranoid about the abilities of the educated and, therefore, burned books of inestimable value. He slew 460 Confucian scholars in just one year, allegedly because they were unable to make him immortal.
He thought so highly of himself that he had laborers enshrine him in a massive tomb with 8,000 life-sized terra cotta warriors and horses to ride forth with the departed king, which was so well hidden, it wasnt found until 1974.

4. Ivan IV IV of Russia, now commonly known as Ivan the Terrible, was bred amid a hotbed of political collusion and conspiracy. Before naming himself the first tsar of Russia in 1547, he witnessed conspiring boyars (nobles of the warrior class) rip power away from his mother (allegedly slain by poison). 
He was equally vicious in foreign excursions. After invading Novgorod, he had the archbishop clad in a bear skin and then hunted by ravenous hounds. He also had people tied to sleighs before being run into freezing waters. 
Ivan the Terrible passed of a heart attack while playing chess in 1584, leaving Russia to wade through the Time of Troubles that sparked after his heirs demise just a decade later.

5. Leopold II order to protect the inhabitants of what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Arab slavers and to more easily spread the word of the Christian God, Belgian King Leopold II carved out the worlds first private colony, the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa in the mid-to-late 19th century. What ensued was decades of forced labor and beatings suffered by the local population.
The colonizers took part in vicious rapes of native women, and to prove that they werent wasting ammunition on animals or shooting strays, they would cut the hands off living enslaved people.
For nearly a century, the atrocities perpetrated by Leopolds vicious greed were largely ignored by the Western world. It wasnt until about the turn of the 21st century that historians acknowledged that possibly as many as 10 million (though many now have lower estimates) Congolese were savagely murdered by the colonizers. 


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