Whether you are B*S* and L*, or me, people could tell from the numbers that I provided as to the decimated population in Sichuan, Huai River, Yangtze area etc. This post was taken from another post where you plain and simple did not believe that a Mongol invasion into Sichuan could have wiped out 99.9% of the Chinese population there.
The Mongols massacred the same way in Southern China as it did to Baghdad. There was no modification of of their bloodthirty killing behavior anywhere on the globe.
No one said that Sichuan's population wasn't decimated. You are making straw man arguments. The point been that your figures were plain and simple wrong. As were your number of 12 million. Your appeal to sentiments is a logical fallacy and has no ground in a history forum like this one.
About the Song-Yuan numbers, my point was HOW COULD IT BE POSSIBLE THAT THE MONGOLS HAD THE CENSUS NUMBER THE SAME YEAR IT SACKED HANGZHOU THE SONG CAPITAL. That's why I used my commonsense to say it was merely a number Song Dowager Empress surrendered on paper.
The Yuan Shi Shi Zu Ji explicitly mentioned that the Census was conducted in the September of 1276, while the Song surrendered in February. Its not a matter of assumption, its a matter that you haven't even read the passage and hence your entire theory is based on an erroneous and ungrounded assumption.
Edited by warhead, 13 February 2008 - 02:48 PM.