The Fall Of The Mongol Empire: Genghis Khan

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Raised from humble beginnings, Temujin, later known as Genghis Khan, was a Mongol ruler and warlord. He ruled over the largest empire that has ever existed, and all of which he had conquered himself. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the other dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by complete annihilations of the civilian populations. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. As a result of his successes, his people began to refer to Temujin as…show more content…
Legend says that he came into the world clutching a blood clot in his right hand. At that time, dozens of tribes on the central Asian steppe were constantly fighting and stealing from each other. Life for Temujin was vicious and erratic. At the ripe age of nine, his father was poisoned to death by an enemy clan. Temujin’s own clan then deserted him, his mother and his six siblings in order to avoid having to feed them. Later on in life Temujin married Borte, whom is son captured by a rival tribe. Knowing it were to be a losing battle, he fled, leaving his new wife in the hands of the enemy. In the time that he fled he joined tribes with his blood brother, Jamukha, and became twice as strong. He then started a brave rescue of Borte. Most of what we know about Genghis Khan’s childhood comes from “The Secret History of the Mongols,” the oldest known work of Mongolian history and literature, which was written soon after his…show more content…
Under his leadership the armies of Mongolia first conquered the other steppe nomads. Through their conquering, they became more powerful. In 1215 China was the first to be brought down at the hands of Genghis Khan. Knowing that China would not favor having a powerful army on their borders, The Mongols decided to make the first move and bring the battle to their door step. The conquered people of china paid the Mongols tributes, giving them increased wealth. The Mongols then turned the wealthy city of Beijing into a prison. They also provided thousands of soldiers to fight in the Mongolian armies. The Mongols also conquered much of the Russian area. Their conquests were swift and brutal, often leaving thousands dead behind
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