Politics Genghis Khan’s Beard Few people in human history have made as immediate and large an impact as Genghis Khan. From east Asia to western Europe, history was reshaped by his horde of horsemen and new empire. We’re not advocating using your beard for attempted world domination, but it almost worked for the Great Khan. In his old age, even Genghis Khan sought wisdom and stability. A long beard is a good start.