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28th Aug '17 6:19:24 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The backstory concerning the decline of Gondor includes a nomadic people called the Wain-Riders coming out of the East perhaps twelve hundred years before the War of the Ring. They are horsemen whose primitive dwellings are built onto carts - ''wains'' in archaic English - who run rings around the infantry of Gondor. Tolkien appears to be describing the Mongols, or a people like them, here; the families coming up behind Ghengiz Khan's armies would load their ''yurt'' dwellings onto carts to make their dwelling places more portable so as to better follow the armies.

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** The backstory concerning the decline of Gondor includes a nomadic people called the Wain-Riders Wainriders coming out of the East perhaps twelve hundred years before the War of the Ring. They are horsemen and charioteers whose primitive dwellings are built onto carts - ''wains'' in archaic English - who run rings around the infantry of Gondor. Gondor before finally being defeated. Tolkien appears clearly seems to be describing the Mongols, or a people like them, here; have based them on various Eurasian nomadic peoples; commonly, both their armies and the families coming up behind Ghengiz Khan's armies would load their ''yurt'' following them had portable dwellings that could be loaded onto carts to make their dwelling places more portable so as to better follow the armies.carts.
28th Aug '17 6:07:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', probably the TropeCodifier for this trope in the fantasy genre: "And the drawing of the scimitars of the Southrons was like a glitter of stars". The humans aligned with Sauron aren't treated as [[AlwaysChaoticEvil inherently evil]] the way the orcs are and it's pointed out they're merely [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife Sauron's pawns]], but as the story is told from the point of view of people fighting on the other side of a war, they're frequently treated as just a faceless swarm of foreign enemies. Interestingly, given that the LiteraryAgentHypothesis is in effect, they're technically the Indo-Europeans mentioned below in the RealLife section, or at least their ancestors. There are also Hordes from the North (Angmar, though that's BackStory) and West (Dunlendings, at least in relation to Rohan). Played with in the story of the Downfall of Númenor, where the Númenóreans, though they see themselves as the pinnacle of human civilization, gradually come to be seen as a faceless horde of oppressors by other humans as their culture became more tyrannical - particularly after Sauron became TheManBehindTheMan to their king. Men from the East were even used as fodder for human sacrifice at Sauron's bidding. The corrupted Númenóreans thus leave a legacy of resentment and hatred among other human cultures that [[MagnificentBastard Sauron exploits]] against the descendants of the uncorrupted Númenóreans.
* The backstory concerning the decline of Gondor has a nomadic people called the Wain-Riders come out of the East perhaps twelve hundred years before the War of the Ring. They are horsemen whose primitive dwellings are built onto carts - ''wains'' in archaic English - who run rings around the infantry of Gondor. Tolkein appears to be describing the mongols, or a people like them, here. The families coming up behind Ghengiz Khan's armies loaded their ''yurt'' dwellings onto carts to make their dwelling places more portable so as to better follow the armies.

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\n* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium'':
** ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is
probably the TropeCodifier for this trope in the fantasy genre: "And the drawing of the scimitars of the Southrons was like a glitter of stars". The humans aligned with Sauron aren't treated as [[AlwaysChaoticEvil inherently evil]] the way the orcs are and it's pointed out they're merely [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife Sauron's pawns]], but as the story is told from the point of view of people fighting on the other side of a war, they're frequently treated as just a faceless swarm of foreign enemies. Interestingly, given that the LiteraryAgentHypothesis is in effect, they're technically the Indo-Europeans mentioned below in the RealLife section, or at least their ancestors. There are also Hordes from the North (Angmar, though that's BackStory) and West (Dunlendings, at least in relation to Rohan). Played with in the story of the Downfall of Númenor, where the Númenóreans, though they see themselves as the pinnacle of human civilization, gradually come to be seen as a faceless horde of oppressors by other humans as their culture became more tyrannical - particularly after Sauron became TheManBehindTheMan to their king. Men from the East were even used as fodder for human sacrifice at Sauron's bidding. The corrupted Númenóreans thus leave a legacy of resentment and hatred among other human cultures that [[MagnificentBastard Sauron exploits]] against the descendants of the uncorrupted Númenóreans.
* ** The backstory concerning the decline of Gondor has includes a nomadic people called the Wain-Riders come coming out of the East perhaps twelve hundred years before the War of the Ring. They are horsemen whose primitive dwellings are built onto carts - ''wains'' in archaic English - who run rings around the infantry of Gondor. Tolkein Tolkien appears to be describing the mongols, Mongols, or a people like them, here. The here; the families coming up behind Ghengiz Khan's armies loaded would load their ''yurt'' dwellings onto carts to make their dwelling places more portable so as to better follow the armies.
8th Jul '17 3:55:20 PM direguy
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** The Ogres Kingdoms are hordes of Mongolian like savages, they are infamous for spreading across the Old World terrorizing the other races. They use to live in the steppes of Cathay but were driven out when the Great Maw a comet that decimated their land forcing them out of the steppes and Ogres soon resorted to cannibalism and barbarism to survive.
6th Jul '17 3:52:38 PM ElectroKraken
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and the Nazi party considered the poles, russians,belarussians, ukranians and baltic people to be this, and that the German Reich's mission should be erradicate those cultures and colonize the eastern lands of Russia.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and the Nazi party considered the poles, russians,belarussians, ukranians Poles, Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians, and baltic Baltic people to be this, and that the German Reich's mission should be erradicate to eradicate those cultures and colonize the eastern lands of Russia.
23rd Jun '17 8:37:40 PM shonengirl
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' and its prequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', despite being based in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting, actually averts this. The Sacaeans are based on the Mongolians, with their mounted archers, asian features, very pagan religion, and nomadic nature, but are also a generally peaceful people who are happy minding their own business roaming across the planes of Sacae. Lyn, AKA Lyndis, one of the three who make up the protagonist PowerTrio of ''Blazing Blade'', is in fact from Sacae, and is very proud of her ethnicity. In fact, the militaristic [[TheEmpire empire]] of Bern actually invades ''them'' in ''Binding Blade''.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' and its prequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', despite being based in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting, actually averts avert this. The Sacaeans are based on the Mongolians, with their mounted archers, asian features, very pagan religion, and nomadic nature, but are also a generally peaceful people who are perfectly happy minding their own business roaming across the planes plains of Sacae. Lyn, AKA Lyndis, one of the three who make up the protagonist PowerTrio of ''Blazing Blade'', is in fact from Sacae, and is very proud of her ethnicity. In fact, the militaristic [[TheEmpire empire]] of Bern actually invades ''them'' in ''Binding Blade''.
23rd Jun '17 8:36:29 PM shonengirl
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' and its prequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', despite being based in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting, actually averts this. The Sacaeans are based on the Mongolians, with their mounted archers, asian features, very pagan religion, and nomadic nature, but are also a generally peaceful people who are happy minding their own business roaming across the planes of Sacae. Lyn, AKA Lyndis, one of the three who make up the protagonist PowerTrio of ''Blazing Blade'', is in fact from Sacae, and is very proud of her ethnicity. In fact, the militaristic [[TheEmpire empire]] of Bern actually invades ''them'' in ''Binding Blade''.
14th Mar '17 1:29:02 AM AgProv
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** And before them, the Anglo-Saxons, as seen by the Romano-British and later by the Welsh.
28th Feb '17 7:00:42 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Also during World War II, American propaganda about the Japanese usually depicted them as a combination of this and YellowPeril.
27th Jan '17 8:44:30 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Dothraki are an extremely numerous race of equestrian nomads (loosely based on the Mongols) who threaten the Free Cities of western Essos from time to time. Daenerys is initially married to the Dothraki chieftain Khal Drogo to win his support for her brother's bid to retake Westeros.
8th Jan '17 9:45:54 AM nombretomado
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* The Skorne in ''[[IronKingdoms HORDES]]'' have gnarly spiky designs. They are mixed between Asian and Persian designs and aesthetics, and are a typical war like race.

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* The Skorne in ''[[IronKingdoms ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms HORDES]]'' have gnarly spiky designs. They are mixed between Asian and Persian designs and aesthetics, and are a typical war like race.
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