The Mongols And The Mongol Empire

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The Mongol Empire was composed of nomadic warriors who marauded around Europe and Asia during the 13th and 14th centuries. At its peak, it was the largest contiguous land empire in history, stretching from China to Romania and from Siberia to India. Founded in 1206 by Genghis Khan, the Mongol Empire ruled over the majority of Europe and Asia for almost 2,000 years. During this period, trade across Europe and Asia on the Silk Road was reestablished, and the Mongols led some of the most successful campaigns against other civilizations, capturing or controlling the most land in history, except for the British Empire in the 19th century. After the Mongol Empire broke apart in 1368, in part due to the Black Death, the last of the Mongol khanates, the Golden Horde, eventually fell to the Russians in 1502. The Mongol Empire was one of the most influential civilizations in history because of its size, location, and sophisticated tactics in warfare. In addition to the aforementioned reasons, the Mongol Empire was also influential in history because it hastened the change from the post-classical era to the modern era, and because of the way it united Europe and Asia.
Temujin was born in 1162 (History). He united the Mongol tribes and took the title of Genghis Khan, which translates to “Universal Ruler” (Allempires) in 1206, after he had proven himself as the most competent war leader. Genghis Khan began to expand the Mongol Empire in 1207 when he attacked the kingdom of Xu Xia. He
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