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Genghis Khan and the Mongols. Who were the Mongols?. From Mongolia (northern Asia) First leader to unite them- Genghis Khan Pastoralists- herders Lived in family groups called clans Clans were determined by common ancestors. Genghis Khan.

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who were the mongols
Who were the Mongols?
  • From Mongolia (northern Asia)
  • First leader to unite them- Genghis Khan
  • Pastoralists- herders
  • Lived in family groups called clans
    • Clans were determined by common ancestors
genghis khan
Genghis Khan
  • Expanded Mongol rule and conquered many territories, including Russia, Korea, and Afghanistan
    • Allowed for easier, safer travel from coast to coast
  • After his death, the Mongol Empire became even greater under the leadership of his son, Ogadai
mongol peace
Mongol Peace
  • Period of stability and law in the Mongol Empire
  • Allowed for greater trade and communication
    • Revived trade along the Silk Roads
kublai khan
Kublai Khan
  • Genghis Khan’s grandson
  • Known as the Great Khan
  • Divided empire into 4 khanates
  • Capital in modern-day Beijing
  • Conquered China; failed to conquer Japan
    • First time China is united in 300 years
    • Set up Mongols to rule China- thought they had no loyalty to the Chinese people
    • Tolerant of Chinese culture
    • People resist through literature
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