Mongols

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Brief history of the Mongols

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Mongols
  1. Ghengis Khan
    1. Original Name: Temüjin
      1. Changed name to "Genghis" to mean "Universal Ruler"
      2. Military Leader
        1. Imposed strict military discipline
          1. Demanded absolute loyalty
            1. Leader of all the Mongols until death (1227)
              1. Died before he could complete goal of conquering all of China
          2. Kublai Khan
            1. Grandson of Genghis
              1. Ruled over China
                1. Dynasty called "Yuan Dynasty"
                  1. Did not want Chinese influence to change the Mongol culture
                    1. Only allowed Mongols in the army
                      1. Allowed some Chinese to be political officials
                      2. Extended the Grand Canal to open trade
                      3. Ruled tributary states of Tibet and Korea
                      4. Originally just a nomadic tribe that was self-sufficient
                        1. Became a great nation that conquered many lands
                          1. Empire strechted from Korea to areas in the European continent
                        2. Characteristics
                          1. Conquerers
                            1. Often ruthless
                              1. Used new technologies to defeat enemies
                                1. Quickly adapted to defeat any obstacles
                                2. Rulers
                                  1. Expressed tolerance and justice
                                    1. Accepted various religions
                                      1. Conquerd lands were often tributary states
                                        1. Trade expanded greatly
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