What You Should Know about Mongolian Culture

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With an army of 70,000 men on horseback, the Mongols under Genghis Khan ravaged a large part of the known world putting entire cities and villages under the sword. They instilled terror with their tactics, ruthlessness and unceasing thirst for conquest. The time was the 13th century and the Mongols had crossed into Eastern Europe, battling in Hungary while the rest of Europe feared they would be next. The invasion came to a halt thanks to the unexpected death of Ögedei, son and successor to Genghis Khan and the Mongolian supreme ruler; but the only thing that remained of Mongol culture was the reputation for savagery, lust for blood, and, perhaps, Chinese firearms and gunpowder. But that was all in the past. What do we know of Mongolian culture today? Here are some things you should know about Mongolian culture.

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