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Kublai Khan Becomes Ruler of the Mongol Empire (1260)

The grandson of Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan was a Mongol emperor who founded China's Yuan Dynasty and became the first Yuan emperor in 1271. In 1279, he completed his grandfather's conquest of China by overthrowing the Sung dynasty. He promoted economic prosperity by rebuilding the Grand Canal, repairing public granaries, extending highways, and encouraging foreign commerce. His magnificent capital at Cambuluc—now Beijing—was visited by several Europeans, including what notable figure? More...
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Kublai Khan Becomes Ruler of the Mongol Empire (1260)

The grandson of Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan was a Mongol emperor who founded China's Yuan Dynasty and became the first Yuan emperor in 1271. In 1279, he completed his grandfather's conquest of China by overthrowing the Sung dynasty. He promoted economic prosperity by rebuilding the Grand Canal, repairing public granaries, extending highways, and encouraging foreign commerce. His magnificent capital at Cambuluc—now Beijing—was visited by several Europeans, including what notable figure? More...


Another mass murderer celebrated.....:-"
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a family of invaders not interested
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Totally agree.
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HOLY MOLY HERE COMES THE KAHN!
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The Venetian merchant and adventurer was in China from 1275 to 1291 and returned to Europe with extraordinary accounts of his travels in Persia, China, Central Asia, Armenia, and Southeast Asia among other places.

According to Marco Polo's description, Cambaluc was laid out on a rectangular plan and had a circuit of 24 miles. Its walls, So ft. high and on top 15 ft. broad, were each pierced by three gates, the roadways connecting them running straight across the city. Cambaluc was not only the capital of the eastern Khanate (which comprised besides China the plateaux and steppes of Tibet, Mongolia and Manchuria) but was also the terminus of the overland trade route from western Asia and so from Europe across high Central Asia, just as Zaiton on the south-east China coast was the terminus of the sea-route from India by way of the Spice Islands. The Polos reached China by the first route and returned by the second. The population participating in this overland commerce seems to have lived outside the walls of Cambaluc and in Marco Polo's time, the last quarter of the 13th century, the population outside was greater than that within. The name Cambaluc refers essen tially to the city of the Mongol period and the succeeding Chinese Ming dynasty re-named the city Peking, the northern capital, as distinct from Nanking, the southern capital. (See also CATHAY and PEKING.)

http://gluedideas.com/Encyclopedia-Britannica-Volume-4-Part-2-Brain-Casting/Cambaluc.html
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striker wrote:
a family of invaders not interested

We all are in one way or another

Kublai Khan was a great ruler with a great mind who brought lots of great changes
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