The Mongol Empire emerged from the unification of nomadic tribes in the Mongol homeland under the leadership of Genghis Khan, who was proclaimed ruler of all Mongols in 1206. The empire grew rapidly under the rule of him and his descendants, who sent invasions in every direction.
Originating in the steppes of Central Asia, the Mongol Empire eventually stretched from Central Europe to the Sea of Japan, extending northwards into Siberia, eastwards and southwards into the Indian subcontinent, Indochina, and the Iranian plateau, and westwards as far as the Levant and Arabia.
Genghis Khan – Rise Of Mongol Empire
The Battle of Yehuling was a major decisive battle fought between the Mongol Empire and Jurchen-led Jin dynasty between August and October 1211 at Yehuling, which is located northwest of present-day Wanquan District, Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province (China), during the first stage of the Mongol conquest of the Jin dynasty. The battle, which concluded with a decisive Mongol victory, was followed by the assassination of the Jin emperor, Wanyan Yongji, by one of his generals.
The Fall Of The Mongol Empire
The Rise and Fall of Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire