Hulao Pass

Battle Rattle Podcast

Nov 3 2022 • 58 mins

When we think of the great military minds, we think of the standards: Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, etc. But in 621 a second son in frontier China would emerge from the desert to lead one of the most successful military campaigns in history, culminating in an against-all-odds victory that united China and ushered in China's Golden Age. His name was Li Shimin, and the place was Hulao Pass.