How to Become Modern Genghis Khan

By Tira Thomas

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To Become Genghis Khan you've got to know Details

Genghis Khan was born with a blood clot in his hand. To his parents this was a sigh from the gods that he was going to be a great leader. At brith Genghis Khan was given the name of Temujin , the name of one of his fathers prisoners. At the age of nine Temujin was send with his father to a local clan to search for a future wife for his arranged marriage. On the way back to his clan Temujin's father was poisoned. After his fathers death Temujin's clan left him in his family behind to live on their own. This was hard for his family Temujin and his brothers were on hunting duty. One day hunting Temujin spoted his brother taking a piece of game for his own, out of this Temujin found disloylaty and dishonesty, and for this he killed him. As a teen Temujin was captured by the biggest Mongolian clan. Years latter he escaped ready to build his own empire but frist he needed his arranged wife Börte. Finally he had it the largest empire in Mongolia two times as big as the one his father was poisoned by. With more than 100,000 Mongols they killed tens of thousands of people, still making their empire bigger

Know the Rules Before you Make the Rules

  1. Mongol kids must learn to ride a horse at a young age.
  2. To become andas two people must mix bloods.
  3. On the steppe if you are a male and you want something you take it.
  4. Boiling people was a dishonorable way to kill someone.
  5. If you are leader of a tribes you must divide what loot you steel from tribes amongst your tribe.
  6. To break your loyalty is a serious crime.
  7. Going in the war with tatars if someone was taller that the cart axel they would be executed

Multiple Perspectives

Thorough out history there were lots of multiple perspectives in Genghis Khan's life, these multiple perspectives stared lots of wars. One was when Genghis khan went in to war with his own blood brother Jamuka. After Temjian or Genghis Khan became ruler Jamuka got mad and wanted the clan for him self and lets just say Genghis Khan stayed on top and Jamuka was killed. Jamuka said that ancestry mattered Temujin said that the only thing that mattered was loyalty skill and merit.

Change Over Time

  1. At the age of nine Temujin's family was left alone by his clan after his father died.
  2. In his teens people begin to see his leadership.
  3. At 16 he had powerful allies.
  4. Temujin and Jumuka become enemies.
  5. Gains followers.
  6. 1207 Genghis Khan becomes leader of the Mongols.
  7. Poverty to World ruler.
  8. Adopted son begins writing Genghis Khan's history
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In Genghis Khans life there were lot of trends which acted on his story a lot.

  1. The Tatars (a clan) saw Temujin's father as an enemy so they poisoned him.
  2. Genghis Khan gave food, horses, fur to weaker clans to try and gain their support.
  3. As Temujin is nice his blood brother Jamuka is nasty and his tribe flock to Temujin.
  4. "Join" or "Die"
  5. If help Genghis Khan he will help you when you are in need.
  6. 1 in 200 people today are related to Genghis Khan.

His Big Ideas

Here are a few of Genghis Kan's big ideas that maybe you can complete.

  1. Genghis Khan wanted to untie Mongol tribes.
  2. Genghis Khan valued people by there skills, merit, and trust.
  3. birth and lineage didn't matter.
  4. Invented the Pony Express (system of communication)
  5. Phycological Warfare
  6. Genghis Khan shows respect towards all reilgions.
  7. Religion is a personal choice.
  8. Religion Tolerance.

Across the Disciplines


Here is a few extra thing things to give you a bigger idea of where this idea came from.
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Wait For It...The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17
The GK Essay

This is a story about a girl who writes a story about Genghis Khan and writes a story. To see what happens click the button.

Goldberg, Enid A., and Norman Itzkowitz. Genghis Khan: 13th-century Mongolian Tyrant. New York: Franklin Watts, 2008. Print.

Now All That's Left To say is National Hero or Ruthless Barbarian.