Mongolia - Research Article from Governments of the World

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Mongolia is best known for its conquests in the thirteenth century under the tribal leader Genghis Khan (c. 1167–1227), who unified the Mongol tribes in 1206 and led them in a series of conquests that established the largest land empire the world has ever known. Genghis Khan's grandson Kublai Khan (1215–1294) conquered China, and the Mongols were eventually absorbed into the Chinese system of government. Their empire disintegrated, and Mongolia was ultimately subjected to rule by China's Manchu Empire. After the Chinese Revolution of 1911, a period of turmoil ensued, but eventually an independent country was established in 1921 as the Mongolian People's Republic, the world's second communist country.

Soviet influence was great, and Mongolia's leaders followed their Soviet counterparts for nearly seventy years, with little de facto independence. A single political party, the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP), held a monopoly on power. The party presided over periods of...

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