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View Poll Results: What was the most savage and brutal civilization in history?
Mongol Empire/Huns 11 19.30%
Ancient Egypt 0 0%
Aztec Empire 5 8.77%
Roman Empire 6 10.53%
Ancient Islamic caliphate 1 1.75%
Imperial Japan 7 12.28%
Nazi Germany 13 22.81%
Soviet Union 7 12.28%
modern Islamic Middle East (incl Taliban, Saudi Arabia, Iran) 3 5.26%
Communist China 3 5.26%
North Korea 1 1.75%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-23-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Earth
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What about the onsite Nursery school?
They did deliberately seek to kill as many people as possible - that was one of their aims.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think the Taliban were also an exceptionally brutal movement as was the culture they enforced in Afghanistan. They were just too weak to expand, but their desire was to rebuild the Islamic caliphate. The Taliban stoned women to death in public executions for suspected adultery, just like Iran now. .
Quantitatively, the number of people executed in Islamic countries for perceived crimes is not significantly different from the number of people executed in The United States of America for perceived crimes. And in fact, the USA has judicially and punitively incarcerated a higher proportion of its population than any other country on earth, Islamic countries included.

Unless you can show that executions are considerably more widespread in one country than the other, you'll need to tar them both with the same brush.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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They did deliberately seek to kill as many people as possible - that was one of their aims.
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What about the onsite Nursery school?
Yeah, right. They said "Hey, I know where we can kill a lot of babies. We'll bomb the World Trade Center, which might have a nursery school!"

Of course, we were careful to make sure there were no nursery schools in Hiroshima or Dresden, in order to avoid the accusation that "one of our aims" in those raids was "to kill as many people as possible".

Given that the WTC was a highly logical target, I hereby accuse the United States of placing babies in the nursery school there as human shields. Your turn.

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Old 10-23-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Oopsland
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What was the most savage civilization in history?
You forgot the US in your list.

Anyway, I voted for Japan. There used to be some other savage civilizations, but this one is very 'underrated'.
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