Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, had a wide and long-lasting impact on civilisations in both the East and the West, the repercussions of which can still be felt today. In the year 1162, between, modern-day Mongolia and Siberia, a ruthless leader and great conqueror was born. The King of Kings, a brutal barbarian and the founder of the largest connected land empire the world has ever seen, his name, Genghis Kahn! Genghis together with his sons and grandsons went to war on an immense scale, in only 25 years the Mongol army conquered more territory than the Romans had done in 400. By the time of his death in 1227, the Mongol empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. Encompassing around 10 million square miles the empire was vast, measuring the same size as the African continent, and larger than the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Islands combined. And what’s more remarkable is he was able to achieve this with around 100,000 men, making Genghis Kahn one of the most successful military commanders the world has ever known. Other Videos: Norse Mythology Explained In 15 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oxzm... Greek Gods Explained In 12 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri-Ao... World War 2 Explained | Best WW2 Documentary | Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLHPL... The Fall of Rome Explained In 13 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJz15... Left vs Right: Political Spectrum Explained In 4 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlQ5f... Sun Tzu - The Art of War Explained In 5 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz4FN... Genghis Khan and The Mongol Empire Explained In 8 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDyec... Fall of The Soviet Union Explained In 5 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M16RM... Music by: https://soundcloud.com/ryantothec Background Music: Derek & Brandon Fiechter: //www.youtube.com/channel/UCjMZjGhrFq_4llVS_x2XJ_w Mongolian Folk Music - Mongol Archers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO461IzJgGQ&index=1&list=PLQWh0Q-4LrM80HeeG5-FKy8IGbNu8xDLu Stock footage by: https://www.youtube.com/user/Beachfrontprod https://www.youtube.com/user/mariojrmatos/videos The Life Guide is a channel dedicated to providing interesting and educational content about a range of political, philosophical, economic and historical topics. Whether you are interested in a simplified explanation of complicated modern ideas or detailed information on ancient civilizations and philosophical schools of thought, The Life Guide is the channel for you.