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Genghis Khan
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Genghis Khan emerged from the Central Asian steppe nearly eight centuries ago. He unified Mongolia, then led his inexorable cavalry south and west, defeating armies, razing cities, and inspiring terror among those who might oppose his will. Genghis’s sons and grandsons sustained his warrior legacy. Their dominion spanned Asia and pressed into Europe, forming the largest land empire in human history.
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The Mongolian steppe remains a sea of grass, as it was in the time of Genghis Khan. Many Mongolians still live the nomadic existence that prevailed when the great khans held sway. The imprint of the khans remains in the soul of the Mongolian people—and of the peoples they vanquished.
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If you are an educator, you can share our online feature about Genghis Khan and Mongolia with the young people in your classroom.
 
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