Genghis Khan and his military conquests

Genghis Khan and his military conquests

Genghis Khan had an empire that stretched from Asia to Hungary. Mongols were illiterate shepherds in the fields of war, north of the Gobi Desert. The population was under one million and always when found became scarce they attacked neighboring tribes.

During the 13th Century a Mongol, whose name was Temudjin, holder of a tribe, decided to be more organized in comparison with other clans and demonstrated outstanding managerial skills.

In 1202 he defeated the Tatars who had a permanent burden to the east and later in 1206 at 42 years of age Temudjin took the title universal ruler, meaning Genghis Khan.

Ambitious Genghis Khan had no fear, Mongolia was the part of Ancient China and was under the brutal regime of Kin. Genghis Khan had very innovative methods and shrouded in mystery. While armies across the world preferred heavy artillery and ammunition, the Mongols were kitted with small horses and light clothing. Their main weapon was the bow and arrow.

Genghis Khan enraged followers of Kin, refusing to pay taxes. Then taken to the province's powerful attack Si-Xia, he passed the Great Wall of China and slaughtered everyone. He was able to destroy the entire army of Kin, but he preferred to recruit the majority of the people and to assimilate them.

A tax system was established in which China was obliged to a levy to Mongolia. Genghis Khan next step was to gain Persia and knowing that his army needed better equipment used the tax system to provide the funds. He later unleashed his forces to Central Asia and in winter his army crossed the desert and took Bukhara.

The master of strategic attacks, Genghis Khan took the risk going against kalifa of Baghdad giving him access to Afghanistan and Persia. His policy to expand his army mobilized more than 200 000 highly trained fighters. A group of 40 000 riders entered the Mongolian Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Again becoming victorious and conquered Krimeya and the absence of the leader of an army that was twice greater than their own again managed to reap success.

It was after his military conquests that brought him fame of a great conqueror.

Genghis Khan and his military conquests

From a religious point of view Genghis Khan realized that to impose one single religion would had lead to problems and therefore decreed that was to be a freedom of belief.

However Genghis Khan was soon on the the road and with China refusing to pay the taxes he decided that any sign of disobedience must be eradicated. The year of 1227 bought his death during the Battle of North China. Falling of his horse he fell to his death. The funeral saw the burning of 40 virgins in honor of his spirit and the celebration of his life.

It is believed that Alexander the Great is the best manager of all time, but as regards to the amount of land that is conquered he actually had only one quarter of which is owned by Genghis Khan. To this day, in Mongolia there is belief that he will again rule the world.

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