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  • Genghis Khan reunites the Mongol Tribes
  • The Mongols become known for use of terror
  • Kublai Khan takes the throne
  • When a young man named Temujin reunited the Mongol tribes, he was later given the infamous name Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan then proceeded to create a group of chiefs and an army of around 100,000 men
  • China benefits from Mongol rule
  • The  Mongols became known for using terror. Using this tactic, the Mongols quickly conquered land, and took cities. Many people after hearing what the Mongols were capable of doing, they surrendered without a fight. The Mongol empire soon grew large.
  • Kublai Khan Conquers China
  • Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, took over the empire the Mongols had built. Kublai Khan then created the Yuan Dynasty in China and named himself emperor. The Mongols then ruled over China for over 100 years.
  • The Yuan Dynaty
  • Under Mongol rule, China flourished from an abundance of trade.  The Mongols had control over sections of the Silk Road, and a wide empire that stretched to even Eastern Europe. China under Mongol rule became known for wealth, power, and beauty. China even became popular tourist spot. 
  • In 1264 Kublai Khan finished his conquest of of China when he moved his capital to Khanbaliq, northern China. Khanbaliq is known today as Beijing.  He then proceded to rule China for only about 30 years, but the dynasty he created lived on. 
  • The name Yuan means "beginning"  and the Mongols insinuated that they were to rule China for a long period of time. Once again, the Yuan dynasty only lasted about 100 years, with Kublai Khan only ruling about 30. The Yuan dynasty time in China was a time of prosperity and greatness in China.
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