American researchers studying the rings of ancient trees in central Mongolia have discovered that his rise coincided with the mildest, wettest weather in more than 1,000 years. Thus, grass grew at a rapid rate, providing fodder for his war horses.
Genghis Khan was able to unite disparate tribes into an efficient military unit that rapidly conquered its neighbors. The vast area Genghis Khan ruled covered modern-day Korea, China, Russia, eastern Europe, India and south-east Asia. Present-day Mongolians regard Genghis Khan as the founding father of their country.
The same thing must happen with modern-day soldiers, who choose to leave their family for various stretches in time. Following Genghis Khan's lead, Russian soldiers are about to snatch more land.
At the moment, millions of people have been forcibly ejected from their country during acts of war. I can't imagine how they must be suffering without adequate housing and food.
Those who choose to shift from one place to another because of their job, have altered the course of their lives. I'll bet they have second thoughts occasionally, and wonder what would have happened if they'd stayed put. But every bride makes the same choice. This probably explains the wedding-day jitters. Nothing will be the same once the newly-wed takes her vows.
My remaining daughter lives in Australia as well as two grandchildren from my other deceased son and daughter. Two grandsons live in Kenya. My husband's four children live in the USA. We rarely see any of them, and are resigned to die alone. Yes, we've reached that age. But I made the choice to live in England when I took a job here, and my husband's children chose to move to America to be with their mother.
Is a sense of place important to you, or could you move anywhere without a qualm?