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Tang Chinese Steppe Falconer at Court

A Twilight of Empires

Lords of the Earth, Campaign 13

Juan-Juan Khanate

This Mongol federation of various tribes - including many Turks - took over the role previously held by the Hsiung'nu before they disintegrated. It is with them that we first see the terms khan and khagan.

At war with the Toba Wei, and with the Hephthalites only nominally their vassals, the Juan-Juan Khanate was a somewhat nebulous entity. In the 6th century a Turkish rebellion ended the Khanate, some of which migrated to Europe and are thought to have found success as the Avars.

For more information see (also Jwen-Jwen, Jou-Jan, Jeu-Jen, Geougen, Ju-Juan, Kermikhions):

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