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Genghis Khan: The Mongol Legend Essay

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Genghis Kahn was a very important leader in the Mongol Empire. He is recognized as the founder of the Mongols during their growth into the superpower they were at the height of the empire. His war strategies were revolutionary to history following it as it influenced strategies to follow it but was unstoppable during its use. Also, he impacted history greatly by spreading his culture throughout Europe and Asia by conquering any land he saw, but he also was tolerant to people who did not want to give up their culture because they held it dear to themselves.
Genghis Kahn has a very interesting story to how he was born. Genghis Kahn was actually given the name of Temujin by his father who was ...view middle of the document...

Many adjectives could be used to describe a ruler as great as Genghis Kahn although, he is not your stereotypical ruler. Genghis Kahn rose from slavery and poverty to the emperor of the Mongols. This made him very humble in his rule. He is also described as determined as this was needed to spread his empire so far. To the people in Mongolia e is known as a hero due to the many needed changes he brought to their society. For example, Genghis Kahn united the country of Mongolia as one rather than the many tribes their used to be.
Some might see Genghis Kahn was a blood thirsty murderer but truly he was a fairly honest and friendly man. His hunger for power might have led him on a mass conquering spree but many say another reason is that he wanted the goods the other nations possessed. This was because of an event in his childhood where his father was killed and he was put into captivity. The captivity led him into a desire for more. Also, the turning point into the military part of his career was when he used a sable-fur coat given to him as dowry for marrying his wife,...

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