His rise to power was significant because he was such a powerful leader at such a young age. To begin, since he was crowned at a young age, he had more time to round up tribes to form the Mongol Horde. With his first few victories, m... ... middle of paper ... ...his Khan). Therefore, the effect of Genghis Khan’s existence on Earth was that he changed the face of history by spreading the Black Death, uniting China, and creating 16 million descendants. Genghis Khan, who was once an innocent child, ended up having a massive impact on history because he was crowned at a young age and because he was a terrifying conqueror.Throughout his life, he conquered more land than anyone had ever owned in history.
While young he showed signs of leade... ... middle of paper ... ...ld go so extreme that he would even have his own mother take in orphans from this defeated tribe into her own loving arms and home. However, political introductions withdrew strong loyalty throughout the conquered people, causing Temüjin to be stronger with each victory. Genghis Khan withheld an extremely modern way of thinking. Can you believe he wanted to introduce the concept that everyone, including women, were equal? The Yassa, a code created by Genghis Khan, governed the Mongol Empire.
He delegated authority based on merit and loyalty, rather than family ti... ... middle of paper ... ... at the front in battles, but these may not be historically accurate. As a result by 1206 Temüjin had managed to unite or subdue the Merkits, Naimans, Mongols, Keraits, Tatars, Uyghurs and disparate other smaller tribes under his rule. It was a monumental feat for the "Mongols" (as they became known collectively). At a Kurultai, a council of Mongol chiefs, he was acknowledged as "Khan" of the consolidated tribes and took the new title "Genghis Khan". The title Khagan was not conferred on Genghis until after his death, when his son and successor, Ögedei took the title for himself and extended it posthumously to his father (as he was also to be posthumously declared the founder of the Yuan Dynasty).
With Genghis Khan in command, the Mongols learned to be merciless in their conquests. They believed they had the “God given right… to conquer the world” (Fernandez-Armesto, 2011, p. 340). Genghis organized his troops, and terrorized and... ... middle of paper ... ...on or death from other environmental disasters, the people followed a courageous commander who ultimately controlled their every move. That leader, Genghis Khan, and those subsequent to him, without a doubt were instrumental in bringing the Mongol Empire to power, replacing the many established empires they overtook along their migration, and assuring triumphant victory over those empires wherever they journeyed. Works Cited Fernandez-Aemesto, F. (2011).
Before Alexander even took his first breath, there was already a lot of pressure for him to succeed and become the next great conqueror. King of Macedonia Phillip II was great a military leader, but according to Hugh Bowden’s “Alexander the Great, A very short introduction” he was known for having multiple wives to build alliances, but was one particular wive was different from the rest, Olympias. They had a child named Alexander who was destined to be the heir to Philip II. Alexander would go on to learn from the best as one of his tutors and teachers was Aristotle, one of the greatest minds the world had ever seen. From an early age he showed great promise as he would do extradionary things to impress his father.
The thought of being such a great leader would maybe have given Ghengis Khan the belief that he was pleasing his father. These thoughts could have given Ghengis Khan the strength and will power to try to bring the tribes together to begin there conquests. The military exploits of the Mongols under Ghengis Khan as well as other leaders and the ruthless brutality that characterized the Mongol conquests have survived in legend. The impact of the invasions can be traced through history from the different policies set forth to the contributions the Mongols gave the world. The idea of the ruthless barbarian’s intent upon world domination will always be a way to signify the Mongols.
Temujin was later awarded the title Chinggis, which is thought to mean "Oceanic Ruler," (Lane, 2006) . Genghis started leading with the intention of his people’s survival, and to keep his tribes happy. His innovations in law and organisation were the traits that built the foundation, on which he used to expand his empire. Genghis khan is the most well know leader of the Mongolian empire, in under 20 years, this great leader would lead the nomadic tribes out from the Eurasian steppes in order to conquer the mighty Chin Empire of northern China, as well as overrun the Islamic kingdom who had ruled the west. Once Genghis khan had a small taste of power he grew it into a conviction of spiritual righteousness, the Mongolians started to carry the banner of Tengri, the god of the sky.
In time Temujin emerged as the strongest chieftain among a number of contending leaders in a confederation of clan lineages. His principal opponents in this struggle had been the Naiman Mongols, and he selected Karakorum (west-southwest of modern Ulaanbaatar, near modern Har Horin), their capital, as the seat of his new empire. In 1206 Temujin's leadership of all Mongols and other peoples they had conquered between the Altai Mountains and the Da Hinggan (Greater Khingan) Range was acknowledged formally by a council of chieftains as their khan. Temujin took the honorific chinggis, meaning supreme or great (also romanized as genghis or jenghiz), creating the title Chinggis Khan, in an effort to signify the unprecedented scope of his power.
American best-selling author, John Maxwell once stated "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." By examining this statement one would conclude that the old world has had a large quantity of great leaders. Alexander the Great, Marc Antony and even Julius Caesar, all of whom met with their own struggles on their rise to power. Perhaps among these brave, victorious emperors the most notable ruler of all was in fact the honourable Genghis Khan. Around the year 1162 a son was born to the respectable Yesügei (a Mongolian tribal leader) and his wife, Oulen in what is known as today's border between Mongolia and Siberia.
Finally, I intend to convey how Genghis’ leadership example resonates with me and relates to my personal and professional decisions in life. To begin, we will explore how Genghis was a visionary leader. Genghis’ sole goal was to unite the largely lawless and brutal hoards nomads roaming the steppes of XXXXX into the universally feared Mongols for the ultimate purpose of uniting the continent and re-opening the Silk Road for trade and commerce. He was not born as a leader or royalty; fate forced him onto the bloody road to leadership. At ten years old Temujin, (Genghis’ given name), brought his wife home to raise his brothers after a rival tribe poisoned his father.