Since always i considered the Mongol Empire as a barbaric empire that have contributed nothing to the world civilization, i remember from school textbook how the Mongols set the biggest libraries of that time on fire after invading modern day Iraq, how they massacred tons of people , and how they just spread havoc ….
So i decided to watch a movie about Genghis Khan (1162? – August 1227), born Temujin, the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history.
The Movie “Mongol“, recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, i was hoping to have another perspective, hoping to see some sort of contribution of any kind to humanity, hoping to see an inspiring leader or a military genius, but helas …. none of that !
The way i see it, Genghis Khan was an ordinary person, who lived a tough life, took advantage of his best friend (a khan of a strong tribe) and simply succeeded in attaining power due to the spoils of wars that he distributed to his men!
Once he ruled the warriors Mongols it was just a matter of time before the more civilized neighbors will fall facing them.