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Genghis Kahn

was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Genghis Kahn
the largest contiguous empire in history Mongol
Nomads people who wander from place to place
After conquering the Mongol Empire he conquered huge chunks of central Asia and China.
Genghis Khan was born "___________" in Mongolia around ____. "Temujin", 1162
His death was in 1227
"Temujin" was a member of the ____________ tribe and a descendant of _________ _____________ Borjigin tribe, Khabul Khan
the meaning of Genghis Kahn "Universal Ruler"
leading shaman declared Genghis Khan the the supreme god of the Mongols. representative of Mongke Koko Tengri (the "Eternal Blue Sky"),
With his declaration of divine status, it was accepted that GK destiny was to rule the world
Mongol armies were driven by spiritual inspiration and environmental circumstances
GK armies were motivated because Food and resources were becoming scarce as the population grew
they invaded the Jin Dynasty of Northern China for endless rice fields
Campaign against Jin Dynasty lasted nearly 20 years,
Genghis Khan's armies were also active in the west against border empires and the Muslim world
Scholars describe the period after the Khwarizm campaign as the . Pax Mongolica
The empire was governed by a legal code known as . Yassa
Developed by Genghis Khan, the code was based on Mongol common law
the code also contained edicts that prohibited blood feuds, adultery, theft and bearing false witness.
Created by: Gmtassa23