Taizu (太祖), was the founder and Great Khan
(emperor) of the Mongol Empire
, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.
He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire
and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions
that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia.
Be of one mind and one faith, that you may conquer your enemies and lead long and happy lives.
Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.
In the space of seven years I have succeeded in accomplishing a great work and uniting the whole world in one Empire.