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Music from Mongolia Gobi Desert
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Mongolia
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Historical Overview 1206-1368: Genghis Khan forms the Mongol Empire, uniting the nomadic tribes Mongol Empire expands to become the largest contiguous land empire in history After Genghis’ death the Empire is split into four kingdoms Known as the Yuan Dynasty founded by Kublai Khan 1368-1550: Chinese Ming Dynasty controls Mongolia Kublai Khan
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Altan Khan 1550: Altan Khan calls himself the true Mongolian khan and makes peace with the Ming Empire 1577: Altan Khan officially recognizes Sonam Gyatso, of Tibet, as the Dalai Lama “Dalai” (ocean) + “lama” (teacher) = “ocean of wisdom teacher” Buddhism as official religion of Mongols Sonam Gyatso, 3rd Dalai Lama
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After the Khans 1636: Qing Dynasty, aka Manchu 1911: After fall of Qing Dynasty, Mongolia declares independence 1919: Chinese try to unsuccessfully recapture Mongolia, backed by Red Army 1924: Mongolian People’s Republic, Soviet Satellite Republic Collectivization of livestock Religious purges 1990: Peaceful Democratic Revolution 1992: New Constitution
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