Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

* As a child, Genghis Khan came from an outcast family, acquired no formal education, and was picked on often by his older brothers.

* However, as a leader of the Mongols, Genghis Khan conquered more land and people in one quarter-century than the Romans did in 400 years.

* Genghis Khan's tactic of forming larger countries from smaller resulted in China and Russia, and established trading routes through Europe and Asia.

* Genghis Khahn, though rumored to be a brutal leader, lowered taxes, created the first postal system and first known international law, supported religious freedom, and abolished torture.

* After the death of Genghis Khan, his empire grew for an additional 150 years.

* Though the Mongols contributed no "great inventions" to society, they collected and spread knowledge and culture throughout the world.

* Genghis Khan participated in the slaying of the aristocracy and knights of Europe; however, he did not...

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