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W In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decreeKublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge But the true story behind this legend is evenfantastic than the poem would have us believe He inherited the second largest land empire in history from his grandfather Genghis Khan He promptly set about extending this into the biggest empire the world has ever seen extending his rule from China to Ira from Siberia to Afghanistan His personal domain covered sixty percent of all Asia and one fifth of the worlds land area The West first learnt of this great Khan through the reports of Marco Polo Kublai had not been born to rule but had clawed his way to leadership achieving power only in his 40s He had inherited Genghis Khans great dream of world domination But unlike his grandfather he saw China and not Mongolia as the key to controlling power and turned Genghis unwieldy empire into a federation Using Chinas great wealth coupled with his shrewd and subtle government he created an empire that was the greatest since the fall of Rome and shaped the modern world as we know it today He gave China its modern day borders and his legacy is that countrys resurgence and the superpower China of tomorr Very boring and hard to read

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Kublai KhanIn Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decreeKublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge But the true story behind this legend is evenfantastic than the poem would have us believe He inherited the second largest land empire in history from his grandfather Genghis Khan He promptly set about extending this into the biggest empire the world has ever seen extending his rule from China to Ira from Siberia to Afghanistan His personal domain covered sixty percent of all Asia and one fifth of the worlds land area The West first learnt of this great Khan through the reports of Marco Polo Kublai had not been born to rule but had clawed his way to leadership achieving power only in his 40s He had inherited Genghis Khans great dream of world domination But unlike his grandfather he saw China and not Mongolia as the key to controlling power and turned Genghis unwieldy empire into a federation Using Chinas great wealth coupled with his shrewd and subtle government he created an empire that was the greatest since the fall of Rome and shaped the modern world as we know it today He gave China its modern day borders and his legacy is that countrys resurgence and the superpower China of tomorrow I am only half way through but read the book every chance I get it is so much better than the usual rote about that era and Genghis Khan I actually had never followed up on Kublai but saw a laudatory mention of John Man in the Introduction to Defending Heaven and since the book was on Kindle I bought it Happy I did and looking forward to reading books by ManFinished and loved it Now have started his book on Attila and I feel like I have hit a mother lode Kudos