Secrets of Genghis Khan
• Secrets of Genghis Khan
Great, Genghis Khan was one of the most ferocious people who ever lived on the planet. Temujin reign period was marked by bloody massacres, torture and ruthless destruction of whole tribes: Hitler, Napoleon and Stalin look like amateurs against the backdrop of Genghis Khan. In the XIII century, throughout Europe there was not a single country, which could not be afraid of the invasion of the Mongols - the empire of Genghis Khan is already stretched to the whole of Asia, and no one could resist his bloodthirsty army. Who knows, turn the wheel of history a little differently, and now the children of the cruel Emperor could own the whole earth.
The great destroyer of
Genghis Khan's ambitions have cost the lives of 40 million people. This means that the bloody conqueror destroyed 11% of the population of the entire planet at the time. Moreover, the death of so many people and the planet's climate cooled for the entire XIII century, because the atmosphere is not got about 700 million tons of CO2.
Genghis Khan's mother was forced alone to feed and contain seven children, because his father was killed in a raid on a neighboring tribe. In nine years, Genghis Khan killed his brother Bekter - one not shared meal.
Master of torture
Genghis Khan was an expert in torture. He often spent his evenings pouring into the ears of prisoners molten silver. A "trademark" way of killing the khan was the so-called "human onion": warriors bent man, so that he eventually broke his spine.
Khorezm Empire in the XIII century, was very strong, but the Mongol onslaught literally wiped it off the map. In the bloody battles were lost 3/4 of all Iranians - a real genocide.
Each tribe captured specifically for Genghis Khan selected the most beautiful girl, whose age was not to exceed 15 years. Harem Khan's Mongol consisted of several thousand women, and most had children by him. Imagine how huge the offspring of Genghis Khan!
scorched earth tactics of
Early campaigns of Genghis Khan ended in total destruction of all enemy tribe. They killed even women and very young children: the leader did not spare anyone.
The Great Empire
For all its brutality, Genghis Khan was an excellent and very wise ruler. Under his arm was founded the largest country in the history of mankind: the territory of the Mongol Empire occupied a 16, 11% of the Earth's land area.
The religion of the Mongol Khan considered an ideal way to maintain order in the empire. He carefully studied all the major religions of the world. Islam, Taoism and Christianity interested Khan most. On the territory of the Empire were allowed to practice any religion - a smart ruler aspired to unite their country.
You've probably seen images of Genghis Khan even in school textbooks, not to mention the fact that the image of Khan featured in dozens of films. But in fact, no one even knows how to look Mongolian conqueror. Historians can reliably say only one thing: the khan had red hair.
The mysterious death of
It is still unknown from what it was killed Genghis Khan. In its 65 years the ruler of a vast empire remained strong and active warrior, which virtually eliminates the version of death from old age. Some historians believe that Genghis Khan stabbed the young concubine captured Tangut princess.