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Informational (nonfiction), 2,351 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 940L
During the 1200s, horsemen from Asia called the Mongols established the largest land empire ever created. These brutal conquerors expanded their empire by leveling entire cities, massacring the people who dwelled in them. The warrior largely responsible for their success was Genghis Khan who he became the Universal Ruler of all of the Mongol tribes and created a unified nation. How did Genghis Khan become such a powerful leader and what became of his empire after his death? Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.
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