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Genhis Khan conquers Beijing

1 June 1215, Beijing, China


Shortly after the Mongol chief Temüjin had been bestowed with the title Genghis Khan (roughly translated as Universal Ruler) he set his sights on unifying not just his people, but most of Asia. His capture of Zhongdu (now Beijing) was the tipping point that saw his kingdom expand to become the largest contiguous land empire in history. His unificatio­n of laws and language had a massive impact across the entire region, as did his brutal conquests.

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