Attila The Hun Leader

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Attila the Hun was the ruler of the Huns from 434 to 453. He was an extremely powerful fighter and often fought simply to gain riches and to instill fear. Many saw him as a psychopathic killer while few saw his reason and success in killing. He was given the name “Scourge of God.” In many ways Attila was like a modern-day terrorist, he thrived off other people’s fear, he killed mostly just to instill fear. Attila had a brother named Bleda, who co-ruled with him, until, Attila wanted sole power over the Huns and killed his brother. Attila’s father, Mundzuk, was the brother of Octar and Ruga, co-rulers of the Hunnic empire. Attila’s mother’s name is not known Unlike Roman children who were taught rhetoric and literature, Attila and his brother were taught in the strategies of…show more content…
Attila did not have any remorse for killing or any self-control when it came to the issue of murder. He was a man with a one-track mind, when he knew what he wanted he would do anything to get it, including killing as many people as needed. Though Attila was a very skilled fighter, he only knew his ways, he was a very weak force on foot. He excelled in fighting when or horseback or using his methods, including lasso. Wealth and gold very easily tempted Attila, he devastated the Rome to gain wealth and power. Genghis Khan was also a ruthless ruler, like Attila the Hun. Khan killed millions of people during his lifetime that spanned from 1162 to 1227. He is estimated to of killed about 5% of the population at the time. Attila also killed many people during his reign, simply out of greed. Attila killed many people during his lifetime, he killed these people out of greed and revenge, not for protection for self-defense. Regardless of how power is gained, it should always be used for the betterment of the region which is being ruled. Using power for self-gain is not right and only hurts the people that are supposed to be benefitting from your
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