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Yuan Chinese

Historical Overview Section

The Yuan dynasty, officially the Great Yuan, was the empire or ruling dynasty of China established by Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongolian Borjigin clan. Although the Mongols had ruled territories including today's North China for decades, it was not until 1271 that Kublai Khan officially proclaimed the dynasty in the traditional Chinese style. His realm was, by this point, isolated from the other khanates and controlled most of present-day China and its surrounding areas, including modern Mongolia and Korea. It was the first foreign dynasty to rule all of China and lasted until 1368, after which its Genghisid rulers returned to their Mongolian homeland and continued to rule the Northern Yuan dynasty. Some of the Mongolian Emperors of the Yuan mastered the Chinese language, while others only used their native language (i.e. Mongolian) and the 'Phags-pa script.

The Yuan dynasty is considered both a successor to the Mongol Empire and an imperial Chinese dynasty. It was the khanate ruled by the successors of Möngke Khan after the division of the Mongol Empire. In official Chinese histories, the Yuan dynasty bore the Mandate of Heaven, following the Song dynasty and preceding the Ming dynasty. The dynasty was established by Kublai Khan, yet he placed his grandfather Genghis Khan on the imperial records as the official founder of the dynasty as Taizu. In the Proclamation of the Dynastic Name, Kublai announced the name of the new dynasty as Great Yuan and claimed the succession of former Chinese dynasties from the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors to the Tang dynasty

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Army Lists

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Brilliant
1 Elefantes Elephant ------
1 Light infantry Light infantry javelin ------
2 Mixed units ½ Medium spearmen ½ Bowmen ------
2 Khan's guardsmen Heavy cavalry impact bow Elite
1 Mongol horsemen Light cavalry bow ----
2 2 Heavy weapon Medium swordsmen 2HW ----
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Brilliant Allied
2 Elephant Elephant
1 levy Levy
3 warriors Medium swordsmen impetuous
2 Light infantry Light infantry javelin
2 Light infantry Light infantry bow
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Ordinary Included
1 Khan's guardsmen Heavy cavalry impact bow Elite
1 Guardia del Khan Heavy cavalry impact bow Elite
1 Mongol horsemen Light cavalry bow ------
1 Mongol horsemen Medium cavalry bow ----


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