His name struck anguish in the hearts across Asia, yet he remains an icon to the people of Mongolia. He could slay thousands without flinching. He was considered one of the most barbaric people ever, yet he ruled fairly. He gave his enemies one simple choice: surrender and be enslaved, or die. By consistently enforcing discipline, rewarding skill and allegiance, and punishing those who opposed him, he established a vast empire.
His empire was far greater than Alexander the Great. Meet the man behind the myths, the incomparable Genghis Khan.
Yisugei was relived after his son, Temujin was born. The chief thought that the boy was going to be a worthy successor to his throne. Temujin had a fire in his eye according to the people of the…show more content…
The men had to walk across deserts for weeks. They survived the trip by drinking blood and milk from their horses.
Genghis defeated the Xi Xia Empire very easily. Genghis was the only person who ever broke through the Great Wall of China. He arrived at the wall in late 1214. He surveyed the wall and found a weak spot.
He broke through the wall in 1215. The emperor realized that there was no escape and offered gold, silver, slaves, horses, and a woman. Genghis agreed to retreat. Xuanzong and his officials fled the city. Genghis got very mad. He stormed into the city and let all the people starve. His men looted the city and completely destroyed it. He conquered the city, which is now Beijing.
His domination began in 1216. He beheaded the King of the Qin Empire. In doing so, he was the leader of two kingdoms. People realize that he had a lot of power. Leaders rushed out to make peace treaties.
Shah Muhammad was the first man to ever test Genghis. Genghis was happy that the head of the Khwarizm Empire signed a peace treaty. Shah Muhammad broke the treaty when he killed a Mongolian ambassador. He sent the head to Genghis. Muhammad is killed by Genghis in less then two days. Everyone in the city is enslaved. This is where Khan says; &#8220;I am the punishment of God';. (Ratchnevsky, 168)
Genghis had one last