The Khan is Dead. Long Live the Khan
Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. The Khans begin to realize they cannot maintain political dominance over their empire when someone tells Kublai Khan, "I have heard that one can conquer the empire on horseback, but one cannot govern it on horseback."  
The Khan, the US Marines and the Woman with One Red Shoe
Former Egyptian slaves win Syria in the FIRST decisive defeat of the Mongols, establishing Mameluke rule and requiring all Jewish women to wear one red shoe. In centuries to come the Mamelukes would prey on American maritime traffic forcing Thomas Jefferson to send the US Marines to kick their backsides. Today Marine Corp officers carry the Mameluke sword they won in the defeat of the Mamelukes.      
- "Historical Events for Year 1260" from History Orb
- "Kublai Khan biography", Biography, A&E Television Networks
- "Genghis Khan & The Battle of Ain Jalut" Dirk (a curator), February 16, 2009
- "1250 - 1517 Mameluke", from JewishHistory.org
- "The Mameluke or slave dynasty of Egypt, 1260-1517, A.D." by Sir Willam Muir, 1896.
- "The Marine Corp Hymn"
- "The History of the Mameluke Sword of the United States Marine Corps" by James E. McDougall, Originally published in November 2003 Marine Corps Gazette
- "The Man with One Red Shoe," a spy comedy starring Tom Hanks.