What civilization from, Mongols, Vikings, Africa, and Islam is your least favorite civilization, and why?What civilization from, Mongols, Vikings, Africa, and Islam is your least favorite...

What civilization from, Mongols, Vikings, Africa, and Islam is your least favorite civilization, and why?

What civilization from, Mongols, Vikings, Africa, and Islam is your least favorite civilization, and why?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'll go with the Vikings.  I think that they were the ones who did the most damage and the least good.

Other civilizations, like the Mongols and Islam (in the early "Rise of Islam" period) at least created peaceful empires and/or great cultures.  The Vikings did neither of these.  There was never a "Pax Viking."  There was no great period of Viking art or literature or learning.  The Vikings were mostly a destructive force who did not bring any real benefits to the lands they attacked.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
This is an interesting queston. First of all, it's not usually beneficial to make a value judgement about another culture, espeically one from the past. All of these cultures are demonized in modern times, because they were bloody and ruthless. That does not make it our role to judge them.

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