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Genghis Khan was an astute politician who knew the point of the velvet glove as well as the iron fist.

He'd be manipulating democracies with the best of them these days. Putin may well be a descendant

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon May 2nd, 2016 at 04:03:29 AM EST
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Quite a few times his Velvet Glove was dumbly interpreted as a weakness.

He was indeed a populist (or the ultimate all-providing dad, the first communist) for the Mongol tribes. Ensuring sustainable succession was tricky; his feminism helped somewhat.

The Mongol rule in Russia descended from the lineage of questionable paternity. That diminishes Putin's chance, though surely much possible.

by das monde on Mon May 2nd, 2016 at 04:46:22 AM EST
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