Mongol Empire's Rise to Power

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Under his rule the Mongol Empire flourished and conquered many enemies and occupied a large amount of land. Throughout his reign the Mongols continued to be a major power house. Temujin took the name Genghis Khan, or “universal leader”. When Temujin received the name Genghis Khan which gave him the right to be known as an universal ruler, it also gave him the right to be known as a Mongol god. The tribe’s shaman declared Genghis Khan the representative of Mongke Koko Tengri, the supreme god of the Mongols. Religious was practiced daily in the Mongol Empire, and was highly regarded by every Mongol. To object to any rules of the Great Khan was just as bad as objecting to their god. Genghis Khan was believed to be born in 1155 and died in 1227. He was born in north central Mongolia into the Borjigin tribe. He was named after a Tartar chieftain that his father had captured. Temujin was born with a blood clot in one of his hands. In Mongol folklore this was a sign for Temujin to become a leader. At a young age of nine Temujin’s father was poisoned by the Tartar tribe on trip to meet Temujin’s future bride Borte. Temujin returned home to gain his thrown has clan chief. When he returned Temujin and his family were cast out and treated poorly. At age sixteen Temujin married Borte to create an alliance her tribe, the Konkirat’s, and his own. Now Temujin has finally gained power to rule…

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