Brave Roman legionaries are liberating a Germanic village from terrorists. Germanic insurgents are depicted resisting arrest (punishable by death), resisting sexual advances and wearing provocative clothing (punishable by rape) and violating housing regulations (punishable by arson). In the foreground, a social services worker is depicted liberating a child, who will be given a better future, a trade, and life time job security somewhere in the Roman Empire.
Off the top of my head, achaemenid persians, HRE, british and others. It depends on how you define 'mercy'.
It was actually rare to actively slaughter the conquered, hence one of the reasons the mongols were so unique. As for rome itself, you should ask what happened to carthage.
at that time.
Romans are considered as the founders of the Western civilization, and in many ways it's true, their knowledge, organizations and principles were the rudiments that helped the Germans building the very first medieval states!
Das hat was mit Ehre zu tun, ist also subjektiv^^
Why only ask me that and not wraithsith below me, or the artist?