Introduction, The Missing Conqueror
• 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...
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