Genghis Khan And The Great Khan Of The Mongol Empire

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Genghis Khan was the founder and the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. He united many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia and secured more land than any other conqueror in history. Genghis Khan and the Mongolians were a leading force that molded much of Eurasia. He was born into poverty, and experienced the death of his father at a very young age. Genghis Khan eventually brought improvements to warfare, technology, and tribal relations in his attempt to establish a route to the Silk Road. He was responsible for significant advancements in communication through bringing the Silk Road under one cohesive political environment. The Mongol Empire linked Europe and Asia and established trade between the East and West, creating true global commerce. The Mongol’s image as barbaric, subhuman warriors allowed the, to conquer land and expand their empire like no one before them had ever done. The Mongols were considered savages because they treated people cruelly and had little respect for any other society but themselves. “They have no human laws, know no mercy, and are more cruel than lions or bears… (149)” Genghis Khan was arguably one of the most important people in history that had one of the largest impacts on the world today. The Mongolian Empire was the largest contiguous land empire there has ever been, uniting the Mongol and Turkic tribes under the rule of Genghis Khan. It stretched from the Yellow Sea in Eastern Asia to the boarders of Eastern Europe. The vast
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