Genghis Khan and the Creation of the Modern World
by Matt Buttsworth
Published: October 28, 2011.
It is rare that one man can single handedly change world history but the man who did was Genghis Khan, for not only did he create the Mongol nation and unite the nations of the Steppes but he and his sons devastated the two leading civilizations of the Eurasian world - China and Islamic civilization - opening up the way for the rise of the West. This article investigates this world changing event.