Georgia was small too yet its one of most epic tales of Mongolian conquest.
Naimans and Kuchlug were relativly small but their story was epic.
Croats and Hungarians were small yet they have some interesting stories to share as Battle of Mohi, Battle of Klis, Battle of Trogir, Battle of Split...
In the end Mongols were small population in certain sense yet they become big.
I reacated because you notice and stressed out irelevant things. No hard feelings here.
No hard feelings, L---my point wasn't ethnicity, but the intricacy and detail some posters are putting into this. I think the criiteria for "best conqueror" were lost in the shuffle, so I offered my alternative "do-gooder" conquerors just to make people think. Somehow I struck a nerve, unintentionally, with you by repeating 2 ethnic/national group names; but I did so in context, respectfully. I wasn't putting anybody down.
So, "mir" it shall be, I trust.