Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire

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QUOTE. Genghis Khan was one of the most influential leaders that roamed the earth. His legacies live on in our daily lives. Khan was able to form the largest empire through Genghis Khan, otherwise know as Temujin was born and raised in the Russian Steppes around the year 1162. He was born into a clan of strong nomads. Legend says that Khan was born clenching a blood clot. People believed that symbolized that Khan was going to be a great leader right from the beginning. Khan’s father was the powerful chief of his tribe. When Khan was 10 years old his father was poisoned. After the tragic death of his father, Khan had to take over his father’s position in the tribe. Although Khan became the chief of the tribe, he had to kill his half-brother in order to keep his position. Genghis Khan initially ruled his small tribe, but as he grew he had success of historic proportions. It is said that Khan’s greatest success is unifying Mongolia. “The Mongol Empire was the largest empire in the world before the British Empire, and lasted well after his death” (Genghis Khan Biography). The Mongolian area is huge and conquering it all took quite a bit of time. Temujin conquered all of the east continent of Asia and made his way to the west. He combined his unique characteristics and traits and “[destroyed] individual tribes in Northeast Asian” (Genghis Khan Biography). Clans similar to Khan’s were known for being quite a nuisance. After Khan unified all of the tribes, they became a big

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