Genghis Khan 'Returns' To Unite Mongolia (VIDEO)

06/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Genghis Khan, the ferocious warlord who conquered most of the known world, helped unify Mongolia back in the 13th century.

Now Khan is 'back' in Mongolia, however this time to unify a young democracy getting over decades of communism and overshadowed by two powerful neighbors.

GlobalPost has a report that shows Khan is being used to help bolster Mongolia's fragile national identity.