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JimSelzer26 Jul 2020 2:09 a.m. PST

Temujin and Genghis Khan are same person. This poll is slanted from the start

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2020 9:43 a.m. PST

It gives everyone a chance to register two votes for the greatest nomadic general. wink

One could also point out that Khal Drogo, as a fictional character, is not a valid choice.

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rmaker26 Jul 2020 11:26 a.m. PST

Chief Joseph and Moses don't qualify, not being nomads.

Dagwood26 Jul 2020 11:53 a.m. PST

Moses was a nomad for a time …

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2020 5:06 a.m. PST

Moses was a general?

I thought he was something to do with carting rocks about?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Quite right about Temujin and Genghis Khan – Genghis Khan was a honorific and a title, not a name

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2020 2:58 p.m. PST

Moses was a nomad for almost 80 years, not so much a General. Now Joshua was both and conquered a nation – however not really in the greatest general category.

Chief Joseph was good for a time but not really in the greatest category – he didn't conquer anything.

I like both of them but not the greatest.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 8:59 a.m. PST

Timur is making a late run!

Huscarle30 Jul 2020 7:34 a.m. PST

It all depends on one's interpretation of "nomadic". The Oxford dictionary describes it as "roaming from pasture to pasture, or a member of a tribe, or a wanderer."
Most of The Mongols grew from tribal to Imperial, but I don't think that I would class Kublai Khan for instance as nomadic, by this time he ruled an empire from a fixed capital.

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