The Mongol Conquests

In 1206, a warrior called Temujin Khan brought quite a few tribes of ancient China together and started to rule a significant area in the region. He was also known as Genghis Khan, and soon, with his conquests towards the west would change the course of the history.

In 1211, the Mongol army attacked China, and by 1215 they had taken control of 1215. The reason for their great military success was their powerful military skills. They preferred to ride on horseback and controlled their horses with their feet, which meant, they were completely free to use their arms to shoot bows.

Mongols’ fear was widespread. Many would surrender to them as soon as they saw Mongols attacking their tribe. After all, the stories of their brutalities had spread throughout Asia and the middle-east.

In 1224, Mongol armies invaded Russia, then Poland and then Hungary. In fact, the empire that Genghis Khan created would also pave way for modern Russia and China. By the time Genghis Khan died in 1227, he had created a vast empire through the above mentioned infamous conquests, which would become history’s largest empire on a continuous land.

 

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