Genghis Khan: The Man Who Forged the Most Feared Empire in History (Video)
Feared conqueror Genghis Khan shaped history with his formidable Mongolian Empire. Born in Central Asia around 1165 AD, he swiftly eliminated his half-brother as a young boy, foreshadowing his ruthless nature. By age 20, Genghis commanded a fearsome army, compelling enemies to surrender out of sheer terror. Genghis Khan's military prowess was unmatched in Asia. Proclaimed the Great Khan in 1206, he became the supreme ruler of his people.
Genghis Khan targeted the Jin Empire behind China's Great Wall, which proved futile against his tactics. Using captured women and children as shields, his army breached the wall, capturing Beijing in 1215. From the Yellow Sea to the Caspian Sea, Genghis Khan's dominion expanded, linking Asia, Europe, and the Muslim world. Legend has it that Genghis Khan met his demise at 62. His grandson Kublai Khan continued expanding the empire, reaching Central Europe and the Middle East. In just 50 years, Genghis Khan's Mongolian Empire became the largest in history, leaving an enduring mark on the world.
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Top image: Genghis Khan. Source: MrWizard / Adobe Stock.