The Legacy of Chinggis Khaan

The Great Chinggis Khaan (1162-1227) played an important role in shaping the history of Mongolia and the world.

Traditionally, Chinggis Khaan had been revered by the Mongols, because he was the founder of the Ikh Mongol state (Great Mongolian Empire). Mongolians consider him to be a genius leader both in politics and military. He symbolizes Mongolia’s independence and national identity.

Under Chinggis Khaan’s rule the Mongolian Empire adopted civilian and military codes called the Ikh zasag. The Ikh zasag was the supreme law that laid out specific provisions on procedures of elevation to the rank of khagan (emperor). It also included rules on conducting foreign relations, state great khuraldai (government meetings), civil law, and much more.

The Great Mongolian Empire maintained official contact with neighboring states and arranged treaties of friendship. The most important part of the traditions, which began under Chinggis Khaan, was the idea of integrity of a state and unity of the country. The Empire founded by the Chinggis Khaan unified many different regions encouraging interaction between cultures and beliefs. These are the most important factors that shaped modern human rights and independence. At that time a situation was created by the Mongols where craftsmen, traders, scholars, and representatives of different religions all lived in the capital city of the Great Mongolian Empire in peace.

It led the Mongols reach height of prosperity in their given time and it’s recorded in the world history as “Pax Mongolica”. Chinggis Khaan was recognized as the “Second Genius Person of the Century” by Washington Post newspaper published December 31, 1995.

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