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Sorghaghtani Beki "the mother of great khans "

Sorghaghtani Beki or Sorkhokhtani (died 1252), a Kereyid princess and daughter-in-law of Genghis Khan, was one of the most powerful and competent women in the Mongol Empire. Married to Tolui,

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Karakorum "The First Capital"

Karakorum (also K'a-la-k'un-lun, Khara-khorin, Kharakhorum, Khara Khorum in Classical Mongolian) was an ancient palace and "capital city...

Mongolia in WW2: Battle of Khalkhin Gol

The Battle of Khalkhyn Gol (Mongolian: Халхын голын байлдаан; Japanese: ノモン...

Mongol military tactics and organization

The Mongol military tactics and organization helped the Mongols to conquer nearly all of continental Asia, the Middle East and parts of eastern Europe. In many ways, it can be regarded as the first "modern" military system.

Buddhism in Mongolia

Buddhism in Mongolia has been influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Traditional Mongols worshiped heaven (the "clear blue sky") and their ancestors, and they followed ancient northern Asian practices of shamanism,

"The Dog of War" Subutai

Subutai (Mongolian: Сүбээдэй, Sübeedei; Classic Mongolian: Sübügätäi or Sübü'ätäi; Chinese...

Han Chinese in Mongolia

The Chinese in Mongolia have not been very well-documented. Mongolia's 1956 census counted ethnic Chinese as 1.9% of the population; the United States government estimated their proportion to be 2% in 1987, or roughly 40,000...

Oirats of Western Mongolia

Oirat ("Oirads" or "Oyirads") is the common name of several
pastoral nomadic tribes of Mongolian origin whose ancestral home is in

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