half n' half wrote: In all of history there have been different types of warriors possessing different battle tactics, strategies, weaponry, and technology; which type of warrior do you think was the fiercest and/or the most effective? (Be it English Knights, Samurai, Vikings, etc.)Certainly the word 'effective' is a brutal one in the case of this subject. I take the question as to mean whose tactics were most successful in the goal of a great warrior. Though a true bloodthirsty savage I would say Kublai Khan, the Mongol warrior leader that conquered most of Asia in a few decades. From Vladivostok to Budapest his ruthless empire stretched. And from the Arctic to India and Thailand. Instilling terror in the populace proved the most effective way to conquer quickly. Matching that reputation by committing horrific atrocities is the icing on top. Glad I never met him!
"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group that believes you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas millionaires, or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid." [font=Arial Narrow][/font]
President Dwight D. Eisenhower Nov. 08, 1954