Thus spoke the man who would conquer nearly all of Asia, and lay the foundation
for one of the mightiest empires ever seen under the sun; whose grandson, Kublai, would
one day rule one quarter of the Earth. This was none other than GENGHIS KHAN.
Genghis Khan, born under the name Temujin, was born in 1162 as the son of the chief of the Yakka Mongols.
When he turned 10, his father was poisoned. Temujin succeded his father as chief. Upon his ancension, all his tribe deserted him.
He then lived a harsh lonely existence, digging roots for food and only owning seven sheep.
Three years later, he met with a group of his former tribesmen, and shared his military and political beliefs with them.
They liked his ideas and many more people began listening to them. He used these audiences to form
alliances and the alliances into armies. He used strict discipline and harsh training to organize a superior
army. Temujin next wrote the first Mongol code of laws called Yasa. The laws stated that he must choose
his officers and rank by achievement, not their family connections. The laws also said his commandos
must stay loyal to their leader or ruler. From then on, Temujin’s goal was to leave the world better than
he found it. He used his armies to take over neighboring tribes. Soon, all of Mongolia was his. He was given the title Genghis Khan, which means "All-Powerful Lord". He
then set out on a quest to take over all of China. He would do so by conquering the three main empires
that made up China. First the smallest, Xi Xia. Then the Qin. And finally the largest, Na-Chung.
Genghis Khan was undefeated in battle. After conquering Mongolia, the Great Khan wanted all of
China. He fulfilled his desire by conquering the three main empires that made up China. First Xi Xia, then Qin, and
finally, Na-Chung. When he first attacked Xi Xia, he conquered it easily by defeating only two armies of
50 people each. The Qin Empire conquest was much more challenging, however. Just to get there he had
to break through the weakest spot of the Great Wall of China which was up north from where they were.
After all that, Genghis had to defeat the Qin’s mercenaries, Muhammad and his armies of Khwarazmains.
He defeated them and settled a treaty with Muhammad. Muhammad broke it by killing a Mongol
ambassador. That resulted in Genghis killing Muhammad. Genghis’ next battle was against Beijing, capitol
of the Qin Empire. He won it by demolishing the capitol building, then beheading their ruler, Guchluk.
Genghis now ruled the Qin Empire. After the Qins, Genghis moved his armies north into Asia. The
Russians tried to stop him, but Genghis defeated the Russian army!! He settled a treaty with the Russian
ruler. The treaty stated that the Russians had to offer military assistance when ever summoned. When it
was settled, Genghis moved back into China. When he got to China again, Genghis started on his greatest
challenge of all, conquering the Empire of Na-Chung! It took three years, but Genghis’ armies chewed up
everything it their paths killing over 60,000 people finally conquering the Na-Chung Empire.