Man’s highest joy is in victory: to conquer one’s enemies; to pursue them; to deprive them of their possessions; to make their beloved weep; to ride on their horses; and to embrace their wives and daughters.

Man’s highest joy is in victory: to conquer one’s enemies; to pursue them; to deprive them of their possessions; to make their beloved weep; to ride on their horses; and to embrace their wives and daughters.

Genghis Khan ruled his empire by passing laws protecting religious freedom in all his conquered territories. He even granted tax exemptions to places of worship regardless of faith. Around the same time, religious prosecution was rampant in most European states. Pretty progressive for a Mongol warlord.
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