As Genghis Khan and his hardened troops crossed the Gobi desert, they resorted to some extreme measures to survive. They survived by drinking milk and blood from their horses.
Xi Xia, a Chinese city, held five million subjects. It became a Mongol vassal after Genghis Khan and his army defeated Xi Xia’s army.
Genghis Khan was enslaved by the Taichiut while in his teens. He escaped and it enhanced his reputation.
In 1202, Genghis Khan decreed that no one was allowed to plunder during battle. His uncles disobeyed, but they were stripped of their possessions and fled the area.
The Secret History of the Mongols is said to have been written by Genghis Khan’s adopted son. The text reveals a very different man to the brutal butcher of Western legend.
Genghis Khan wanted the lessons of his life to be passed onto his successors. This lessons included the poor decisions that he learned from.
Genghis Khan had captured most of China when he died. He wanted to capture Northern China, which would have led to more conquests.
When Temujin was only ten years old, rivals poisoned his father. His tribe's laws of succession made the young boy chief. However, upon his ascension to the throne, all of Temujin's tribesmen abandoned him, thus leaving the ten-year-old to fend for himself.
Temujin, later known as Genghis Khan was one of the most powerful, ruthless, and greatest military leaders of all time. The great Mongolian leader is seen as one of the most influential innovators of military and political policies.
Genghis Khan's death was kept secret. His allies feared that news of Khan's death would restore their enemies' spirits.