Hi guys

I have a problem with understanding the part in bold.

Is it possible for someone to write it in simpler terms (without omitting details) so that it sounds clearer? I understand all of the words, but cannot make sense of what it means in general, it looks confusing to me.

His father, Halfdan the Black, had already begun this rough but salutary process,--inspired by the cupidities and instincts, by the faculties and opportunities, which the good genius of this world, beneficent often enough under savage forms, and diligent at all times to diminish anarchy as the world's worst savagery, usually appoints in such cases,--conquest, hard fighting, followed by wise guidance of the conquered;--but it was Harald the Fairhaired, his son, who conspicuously carried it on and completed it.
inspired by the cupidities and instincts, by the faculties and opportunities, which the good genius of this world, beneficent often enough under savage forms, and diligent at all times to diminish anarchy as the world's worst savagery, usually appoints in such cases,--conquest, hard fighting, followed by wise guidance of the conquered;
You have to omit details in order to make good sense of this very convoluted and archaic sentence: Halfdan followed the natural instincts of all humans in his invasion and conquest, and in his subsequent ruling of the conquered country.

"the good genius of this world" = God or Nature depending on your point of view.
Feebs11 inspired by the cupidities and instincts, by the faculties and opportunities, which the good genius of this world, beneficent often enough under savage forms, and diligent at all times to diminish anarchy as the world's worst savagery, usually appoints in such cases,--conquest, hard fighting, followed by wise guidance of the conquered;

You have to omit details in order to make good sense of this very convoluted and archaic sentence: Halfdan followed the natural instincts of all humans in his invasion and conquest, and in his subsequent ruling of the conquered country.

"the good genius of this world" = God or Nature depending on your point of view.

Hi

Maybe I'll write in more details what I have prblems with regarding this sentence: by the faculties (what does the word "faculty" mean in this context, is it "power"?), beneficient often enough under savage forms (hmm, is it possible to make it clearer?), usually appoints in such cases (appoints what? what does it refer to?), conquest, hard fighting, followed by wise guidance of the conquered (again, what does these conquests and hard fightings refer to and then followed by wise guidance of the conquered (I'm not sure how to interpret this sentence? why we should follow wise guidance of the conquered? does it make sense, what does it mean?)

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Maybe I'll write in more details what I have prblems with regarding this sentence:
by the faculties (what does the word "faculty" mean in this context, is it "power"?),>> ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action

beneficent often enough under savage forms (hmm, is it possible to make it clearer?), "beneficent" = doing good. Even in savage forms, the "good genius of the world" installs this virtue.

usually appoints in such cases (appoints what? what does it refer to?), the cupidities, instincts, faculties and opportunities

conquest, hard fighting, followed by wise guidance of the conquered (again, what does these conquests and hard fightings refer to Halfdan the Black's attacks on other countries and then followed by wise guidance of the conquered (I'm not sure how to interpret this sentence? why we should follow wise guidance of the conquered? does it make sense, what does it mean?) The conflict is followed by the conqueror exercising intelligent governance over those he has conquered.

Thank you

Thank you Feebs!