"I believe the estimates of people killed under Ghengis Khan are nine million. Entire cities were wiped out and then razed to the ground. In one instance a river was rerouted to cover the remains of a destroyed city and erase all trace of it. The population were massacred, the bodies all beheaded in case survivors tried to hide amongst the dead. That was just the original horde moving across Asia, his sons also expanded the empire and created massacres of their own. The Crusades were only interested in holding the coastal lands surrounding Palestine to keep the holy sites of Christendom, and the roads to them, safe for Christians to go to and use."
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