despite being the product of nepotism and a very successful PR campaign by his mom, Alexander in the end DID conquer more land in a single lifetime than any other individual has.
Shame about the whole "loyal to him, not his nation" thing
George Bush immediately following 9/11
Qin Shi Huang
Temüjin founded a large empire and was a great warlord, but it was incredibly decentralized and his actual power was limited simply due to its size and the nature of the government.
>George Bush immediately following 9/11
Yup. The ability to find out everything about someone and kill them is usually reserved for God, but it turns out counter-terrorism based on people's fear is also a contender.
whose is it to say
that men cannot become gods
of their own design?
>Most powerful man ever
>only ever ruled empty steppes and some parts of Northern China
Temujin is overrated as fuck
Not so different from Alexander in all honesty
>New tactics and army inherited from his father
>Didn't do most of the work, his generals did, same old hammer-anvil nearly every engagement
>Fought the diseased carcass of what was once an empire
>Despised by a good amount of his "friends"
>Empire collapsed over a few short years after his death
>Died from the fucking flu
At least Genghis' conquests lasted, and he actually had some heirs worthy of what he conquered
On the other hand most of the British Empire's landmass was made up of Canada, Australia and India aka Snow Wastland, Rock Wasteland, and Former Trade Partner Keked in the Ass by Sneaky Commercial Policies (respectively).
We can play that game with anyone.
Let's not forget, Alexander gave the Persian their own Thermopylae at the Battle of the Persian Gates.
Are we talking in terms of influence relative to the time? I'm a bit rusty on my history, but the first Persian Emperors where worshiped as gods by their subjects and had complete free reign to do whatever. Doesn't get more powerful than that.
This would be good competition
Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
The Shah was quite possibly the strongest empire in the world at the time. But the Shah was also an old man who lost his balls and lost his head and made it easy for the Mongols. If his son was in charge the entire time Genghis would have run back to China without conquering anything.