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The unstoppable rise of the Mongol empire

The Mongols were a culture of horse warriors that originated in the region of modern Mongolia and controlled a large empire from AD 1206, when Genghis Khan united the Mongol tribes, to 1368, when the Yuan Dynasty was overthrown in China. The most famous Mongol leader was Genghis Khan. However, the Mongol culture was a militaristic one. While this led them to rapid success on the battlefield, it also caused long-term problems with internal conflicts over power...

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The unstoppable rise of the Mongol empire
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    What was life like under the Mongol empire? (Free to read)

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    One curious and less well-known impact of the Mongol empire’s explosive expansion was a huge surge in the hunting of owls – almost to the edge of …

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