Too true. What the hell does GK have to do with modern Washington DC?
If you want a statue so bad, pick a former leader of the Mong Community and put one up, or make a statue of a horse or something.
The Empire he and his descendants built gave Europeans [for the first time] almost unimpeded access to the goods of China and the East, since the Mongols controlled the entire Silk road.
European desire for those goods led to the Age of Discovery when alternate routes to those markets became necessary after the Mongol Ulus fell into fratricidal [and in some cases, religious] wars, and the Silk Road became unsafe. So you might say Chingghis had an indirect impact on the discovery of America.
posted on 10/03/2006 12:22:51 PM PDT
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