The History of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan was made ruler of all Mongols in 1206, and it was at this point the empire began its rise to power. Their story is often described as violent, as the Mongols overpowered and outwitted their enemies. Within one century, the Mongols had become one of history’s greatest empires and at its peak, controlled roughly 22 per cent of the world’s total land area. As with most world powers, the empire eventually crumbled, but the lasting consequences of this empire’s impact can still be seen today. In this video, WatchMojo.com explores the rise, dominance, and fall of this one-time world empire.