Genghis Khan: Prominent Leader With a Long Lasting Legacy Genghis Khan, undeniably was one of the greatest and most effective leaders who also left a highly regarded legacy in history. Mongol leader Genghis Khan rose from humble beginnings to establish the largest land empire in history. At the peak of his empire Genghis Khan controlled between 11 and 12 million contiguous square miles of land. Khan’s brilliant rule exemplifies just how a ruler should lead his people and how to leave a good legacy for future generations to admire.
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The army was made up of mainly cavalry men, who were specialized in riding horses and deadly with a bow and arrow.
The Mongols first conquest outside of their empire came about against the Xi Xia, a kingdom in northwest China.
One of the Mongols signature tactics was deploying a false withdrawal, which the displayed in their raid on the Xi Xia.
The Mongols then attacked the Jin Dynasty of northern China whose ruler had made the mistake of demanding Genghis Khan’s submission.
The Mongols defeated the Jin Dynasty and the Jin ruler gave over large amounts of silk, silver, gold, and horses.
When the Jin ruler moved his court south of Kaifeng, Khan took it as a breach in their agreement, and then,with the help of Jin deserters, sacked Zhongdu to the ground.
Genghis Khan later goes to war with the Khwarezm Empire, where the sultan agreed on a trade treaty, but the Mongols killed the first boat of merchants and stole their goods.
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Khan’s Genetic Legacy
DNA study showed 16 million men in former Mongol empire carried a genetic marker that advanced in a family in Mongolia over 1,000 years ago. Only reasonable clarification to this would be they descended from Genghis Khan or his brothers.
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Despite all the hardships Khan endured, he still managed to create the largest empire in the world.
At the peak of the Mongol empire under Genghis Khan, it ranged a whopping eleven million miles.
Khan ruled over most parts of Asia and some of Europe. "Genghis Khan." 100 Leaders. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2017
Twice as much land than any other person was seized under Genghis Khan.
Brought Eastern and Western Civilizations into contact.
Khan’s influence on his descendents Ogodei and Khubilai made it possible for them to conquer large amounts of land including, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the rest of China.
Before their empire fell to the ground, the Mongols were able to invade Japan, and