APWH 17: Mongols

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Mongols
People from Central Asia who united together and conquered a large amount of Eurasia, resulting in the largest single land empire in history.
Genghis Khan
"Universal leader" of the Mongols. He led the Mongol Empire throughout Asia and into Europe, creating the largest single land empire in history.
Kublai Khan
Mongol ruler who completed the conquest of China and founded the Yuan dynasty. Known for his brutality, but also helping the poor. He knew Marco Polo.
Yuan Dynasty
Mongol-led dynasty in China. Mongols were not allowed to mingle with Chinese. Known for religious freedom and toleration, and for expanding China's road system.
Golden Horde
Mongol khanate founded by Genghis Khan's grandson Batu. Demanded tribute from Russia and quickly adopted both the Turkic language and Islam.
Tamerlane
Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405). Used this conquering to spread Islam.