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Genghis Kahn

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Genghis Khan was born as Temujin in central Mongolia. This was the year of 1167. When he was born, he had a small lump of blood clutched in his fist. This blood clot was considered to be a sign that this newborn was going to be a hero. A hero he was, even at a young age he was able to reveal himself as a potential ruler with much courage and intelligence. Temujin became the head of the family at the age of 9 when his father, Yesugei, was slain by a rival nomadic tribe called the Tartars.
The family was forced into exile and poverty. Temujin was taken as a prisoner after another tribe raided their camp. He was placed under a heavy wooden collar around his neck to prevent escape. Temujin was able to escape and return to his tribe with a reputation as a fierce warrior while still only a young teenager. Before even turning 20, he was able to create allies and marry the daughter of a powerful neighbor. His wife was kidnapped by a rival tribe called the Merkits. It took less than year for him to defeat this tribe and rescue his wife.
The way he handled the Merkits drew other tribes to his side. Temujin was able to attack and overcome anyone that opposed him. Those he defeated were give the choice of either joining his side or being put to death. By the age of twenty-five, Temujin had unified all the Mongol tribes into one. His new title was given in 1183. He was now reined as Genghis Khan, meaning “precious king”.
I think Genghis Khan was more helpful to Mongolia because he was able to conquer two-thirds of the known world to create the Mongol nation. Many consider him to be one of the greatest military leaders of all time. His tactics led him to conquer the lands of China, Russia, and even into Europe. Even after his death, the empire lasted for more than 150 years under his sons and grandsons.
One of Genghis Khan’s contributions to the world were his military tactics. His system was built upon a system of ten. There were ten to a squad, ten squads to a company, ten companies to a regiment, and ten thousand were called “Tumens”. Each soldier had at least one horse and carried their own food. They went through severe training and discipline.
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