Genghis Khan

genghis khanMy name is Temujin, my father was Yesügei, one of the mayor chiefs of the plains, and my mother was Hoelun, member of the Olkhunut clan, while my father led the Borjigin clan. I had three brothers, Hasar, Hachiun and Temüge, one sister named Temülen and two half-brother named Behter and Belgutei.I was born in 1162 in Delüün Boldog, a sacred place for the Mongols.

At the age of 9 my father arranged my marriage with my future wife Börte. I had to life with her and her tribe until we reach the marriage age of 12, but when my father was going home after delivering me to the father of Börte he was poisoned by the Tatars. I decided to go to the tribe of my father to reclaimed the leadership, but they refuse to follow me, due to my young age, and instand they abandoned me with my mother and all my brothers and my sister.

For several years we live in the poverty, surviving from fruits that we recollected and from the animals that I and my brother could hunt. During one hunt expedition we got in a fight with our half-brother Behter, who I ended killing, for the hunting spoils. The next year I was captured by the Tayichi’ud, once allies of my father, and I was enslaved by them as a cangue, but lately I escape from the slavery, hiding in a river crescent, thanks to the father Chilaun, one of my future generals. After that incident I was accepted by my father tribe and two of my best generals join forces with me.

A year after, when I was around 16, I marriage Börte, just as my father arranged, nut soon she was kidnapped by the Merkits. I rescue her with the help of my old friend Jamukha, and his protector Toghrul Khan of the Kerait tribe. Soon Börte give birth to a son 9 months later, which we called Jochi and after that we had three more sons, Chagatai, Ögedei and Tolui.genghis-khan-and-his-wife-bortei

My ascended to become the ruler of all Mongolia began when I offer myself as a vassal to one of my father´s anda, Toghrul, who helped me during the rescue of Börte. At this times the land of Mongolia was divided in 5 main tribes of confederations the Naimans, Merkits0020, Tatars, Khamag Mongols and Keraits. I started uniting the mongol tribes after the rescue of Börea and, with the aid of Toghrul, I defeated numerous tribes and started to form a unified Mongolia. By this time the son of Toghrul becomes jealous of my growing power and conspired to assassinate me, but I knew of his intention and kill him and his loyalties. This lead to a tension between me and Toghrul.

Toghrul and I become enemies when he refused to lead his daughter to my oldest son Jochi. This led us to fight in a war. Toghrul allied with my old childhood friend Jamukha, who ambition to rule over all Mongolia. The war was tough but I won it and I beat Toghrul and Jamukha, this was because numerous tribes unit to my side and abandoned Toghrul and Jamukha. Jamukha escaped to the Naiman tribe, where he and his loyals took refuge and he eventually was named Gür Khan by a khuruldai and he formed a coalition of tribes in order to oppose to me. In the consequently war I defeated the Naiman tribe and his coalition. Jomukha was betrayed by his soldiers, and they delivered him to me. I didn’t want disloyalty in my army so I order to kill the traitors and offered my friend ship to Jomukha, but he refused and asked for a death without blood which I conceded to him.

After that almost all of the tribes of Mongolia where under my control and at a Khuruldai I was acknowledge Khan of all the tribes and I took the title from where I would be known for the rest of my life “Genghis Khan”.

genghis-khan-soldiersAfter all this wars I create the Mongol empire and I turn all my people toward China in order to conquest them, this was because my empire was a military one, and without an enemy it would broke in parts quickly. I gathered information from merchants to fight this war and I first attack the Xia Xi Dynasty, who rules the nearest part of China and wasn’t in good terms with the Jin Dynasty, this help me in the war because the Jin Dynasty never aid the Xia Xi in the war. At the beginning it was a difficult war because the Mongols didn’t know how to fight siege war, but I learn this tactics from Chinese merchants as well as spies that I send in the merchants caravans.

By 1209 I made the Xia Xi Empire surrender and I started preparing my empire to conquest the other part of China that was rule by the Jin Dynasty.  In 1211 I started the conquest of the Jin Empire. After 4 years of war I captured the capital of the Jin Empire, Zhongdu, and make its emperor escape and replace the capital to Kaifeng, this lead us the all the northern part of China.

At this time an old enemy Kuchlug, who was part of the confederation of tribes that fought against me for the control of all Mongolia, had usurped the khanate of Kara-Khitan. I decided to march against the empire to kill Kuchlug and that he wasn’t a threat to the Mongol Empire, but my army was exhaust after 10 years of fighting against China, so I decided to send my youngest general, Jebe, along with an army of 2 tumen to defeat him. They got it through making that the people of the empire rebel against him.

AGenghis-Khan-swordsfter conquering most China I send merchants to the near Khwarezmia Empire to open a trading route between my empire and the rest of the world, but that idiots kill the merchants and the lord that kill them refuse to pay back the things that get from the caravan. So I send 3 messengers to the Sha in an intended of making the peace between our empires, but instead he kill one of the messengers (a musulman) and send me his head with the two other messengers that were shaved by order of the Sha.

I couldn’t stay passive and prepare my army to conquest the Sha Empire. Before I left China wondering that we were defeated I assigned my son Ögedei as my successor and my commander Muqali as the leader of the Mongols in China. For the march against the Khwarezmia Empire I divided my army in three parts after gathering all the possible information, one part was commanded by my son Jochi and he lead the army to the northeast of Khwarezmia, the second part was commanded by Jebe who marched secretly to the southeast part of Khwarezmia to attack with Jochi the city of Samarkand in a pierce attack. I commanded with my son Tolui the last division of the army and we attack the Khwarezmia Empire from the northwest.

The Sha make a tactical mistake when he divides his army around all the cities of his empire, lending his capital as an easy target, this lead us to quick captured the city of Samarkand, after that it was an easy victory in almost all the cities of the empire, except in the city of Urgench, where the people fought fiercely and we got more causalities than usuals. I ordered to kill almost all the people of all the cities of the Khwarezmia Empire, lending only the artisan to survive.

After conquering the Khwarezmia Empire, I started to go back home, but I took a deviation to plunder the lands of Georgia, Crimea, and Rus. At the time that I come home I see that the remands of the Xia Xi Dynasty and the Jin Dynasty formed a coalition in order to fight against me. Immediately I began to subdue them again and by the end of my campaign against them I was so angry with them that I order to make all the imperial family die, ending with the Xia Xi Dynasty. At that time I was castrated by one of the remands Xia Xi princess and I die from the wounds in 1227

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