Talk:Genghis Khan

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Recognition Title[edit]

Moreover the Yasa forbade maruan that is spies but probably only if determined against the Mongols (also Councils of Wang Mang)

New paragraph[edit]

Video game reference[edit]

Maybe add the reference to "World Heroes" game saga (where another historical characters appear, with changed names too) in the video game apparitions? He appears as Jenghis Carn (or Julius Carn, region variations).

Someone with editing powers please include this relevant quote[edit]

Genghis Khan's legacy in military strategy, by Douglas MacArthur:

"Were the accounts of all battles, save those of Genghis Khan, effaced from the pages of history ... the soldier would still possess a mine of untold wealth from which to extract nuggets of knowledge useful in molding an army for future use ...[his] successes are proof sufficient of his unerring instinct for the fundamental qualifications of an army. He devised an organization appropriate to conditions then existing; he raised the discipline and the morale of his troops to a level never known in any other army,... he spent every available period of peace to develop subordinate leaders and to produce perfection in training throughout the army, and, finally, he insisted upon speed in action, a speed which by comparison with other forces of his day, was almost unbelievable. Though he armed his men with the best equipment of offense and defense that the skill of Asia could produce, he refused to encumber them with loads that would immobilize his army. Over great distances his legions moved so rapidly and secretly as to astound his enemies and practically to paralyze their powers of resistance.... On the battlefield his troops maneuvered so swiftly and skillfully and struck with such devastating speed that times without number they defeated armies overwhelmingly superior to themselves in number... he clearly understood the unvarying necessities of war. It is these conceptions that the modern soldier seeks to separate frum the details of the Khan's technique, tactics, and organization. So winnowed from the chaff of medieval custom and of all other inconsequentials, they stand revealed as kernels of eternal truth, as applicable today in our efforts to produce an efficient army as they were when, seven centuries ago, the great Mongol applied them to the discomfiture and amazement of a terrified world."

Source: Christopher D. Bellamy, The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare (London: Routledge, 1990), p. 195.

The birth of Genghis Khan[edit]

I want to add the birth of Genghis Kan sources from international news agencies such as Xinhua .

Quotation : The celebration was started after a group of researchers at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences concluded that Chinggis Khaan was born in the year A.D. 1162 on the first day of the first month of winter on the Mongolian lunar calendar. Therefore, that became the official date of the new holiday.

The date of Chinggis Khaan’s Birthday changes on the Gregorian Calendar, but it normally comes sometime in early November. Sevea15 (talk) 23:11, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Use of Temüjin in article[edit]

I am changing Temüjin to Genghis Khan in a few places to avoid confusion. Tell me if this needs to be changed back. --GreyPage (talk) 04:38, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 December 2018[edit]

Change his name to Chinggis Khaan: That is how his name was pronounced and still is pronounced this way. It's incredibly offensive to Mongolian people and Mongolians shouldn't have to mispronounce their ancestors' names just so that English speaking people can understand what who they're talking about. Would you spell George Washington's name as Jorj Uashinton just because he is referred to as such in other languages. Not a perfect parallel, but the points is that at least names of historical should be kept as close as possible to their native language pronounciation. Khaliunn (talk) 00:05, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. Wikipedia titles are based on common usage, and the majority of sources use "Genghis" as the Anglicization of his name. AdA&D 00:58, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 December 2018[edit]

This line is plagiarized from the NYT article it references and needs to be re-written... "Modern Mongolian historians say that towards the end of his life, Genghis Khan attempted to create a civil state under the Great Yassa that would have established the legal equality of all individuals, including women.[53]"

web archive for NYT article 73.78.64.221 (talk) 03:36, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate.