“Do not scorn a weak cub; he may become a brutal tiger.”
— Mongolian proverb.
Genghis Khan is the greatest conqueror in history. His descendants triggered 40 million deaths. His conquest covered 22 percent of the earth.
But his origins are incredibly humble.
His father was killed and the family left to die in the harsh Mongolian winter. Genghis claimed his father’s position as chieftain of the tribe, but the tribe rejected him and his family, leaving them isolated and without protection. For the next several years, he lived in abject poverty, surviving on wild fruits, ox carcasses, and marmots. Temperatures in the winter plummeted to minus 20 degrees. To make things worse, he was then captured and enslaved by his father’s former allies
In this episode, learn how he overcame adversity to become the greatest conqueror in history.
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