Khoshut Khanate

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Khoshut Khanate
State of Khoshut
Nomadic empire
1642–1717
Mongol states XIV-XVII: 1.Post-Imperial Mongolia 2.Dzungar Khanate 3.Kalmyk Khanate 4. Khoshut Khanate
Capital Not specified
Religion Shamanism
Tibetan Buddism
Government Monarchy
History
 -  Established 1642
 -  Disestablished 1717
Area 1,400,000 km² (540,543 sq mi)
Today part of  China

The Khoshut Khanate was an Oirat khanate based in the Tibetan Plateau in the 17th and the 18th centuries. It was established in 1642 by Güshi Khan, a Khoshut prince and leader of the Upper Mongols. He was enthroned by the Dalai Lama as Khan and protector-ruler of Tibet. With Güshi Khan as a largely uninvolved overlord, the 5th Dalai Lama and his intimates established a civil administration which is referred to by historians as the Lhasa state. This Tibetan regime or government is also referred to as the Ganden Phodrang. The Khoshut Khanate was conquered by the forces of the Dzungar Khanate in 1717, who were in turn expelled by the troops of the Manchu Qing dynasty from Tibet in 1720.

Khans of the Khoshut Khanate[edit]

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