Chingis Khan, The Great Mongolian Leader.

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Throughout the world history, there were not a lot of people who left a huge impact on the way the world is shaped today. One of these people was Chingis* Khan, whose name is well known all around the world. No other man, whether he lived before Chingis Khan, or after him could accomplish or even come close to what Chingis Khan had done. It is almost impossible to underestimate the impact that he had not only on Mongolia, where he is a symbol of Mongolian nation, but also on countries such as China and Russia, where he is viewed as a bloodthirsty barbarian and is blamed for all the negative events that took place at that time. Some of his achievements are: the uniting of all Mongolian tribes, the foundation of the Mongolian Empire, the development of the Mongolian written language and the first set of laws, the creation of a very powerful and mobile army, that conquered most of the Eastern world, and re-opening of the Silk Roads.

Chingis Khan was not only a courageous warrior, but he was also a genius man, and a wise ruler of his country.

Many scholars have different views on, who Chingis Khan really was. Although most of the sources say that he was the son of the chieftain of a small Mongol tribe (where he was the leader after his father's death) , while other sources have much more bizarre versions. In "New chronology of Russia", G.V. Nosovsky, and A.T. Fomenko claim that Chingis Khan was Yaroslav the Wise (978 -1054), and by doing that they also shift back the chronology of Russia and many other countries conquered by Chingis Khan and his followers. These claims are based on the idea that the name of one of the Chingis Khan's grandsons...