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Jampal Namdröl Chökyi Gyaltsen
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Reign 7 December 1966 - present
Coronation 7 December 1966
Predecessor Sükhbaataryn
Successor Incumbent
Born c. 1932
Lhasa, Tibet Flag of Tibet
Religion Buddhist


Gyaltsen is the current khan of Mongolia, reigning starting from predecessor Sükhbaataryn's death in 1966 up to the present day. He is the longest reigning monarch in all of modern-day Mongolian history. He is the first Mongolian monarch since Bogd Khaan to accept the title "khan", and has been a big change in Mongolian politics after two socialist monarchs. Tibetan Buddhists claim him to be a re-incarnation of Bogd Khaan, which causes him to implement numerous policies based off of those of his past life. Unlike his predecessors, his reign played a huge role in the history of modern-day Mongolia; his right-wing policies created the Mongolian Revolution of 1971 after his short-lived legalization of blasphemy executions. This gave him a major change of thought; leaning away from Bogd Khaan's less-liked policies and leaning more towards the left; albeit still being a conservative.

Gyaltsen is good friends with the Dalai Lama; this has helped shape his political views as he is the most important person in all of Buddhism. Shortly after he gained the throne, however, he gradually implemented much of the former Bogd Khaan's policies, much to the outrage of left-wing Mongols. He didn't discourage religious equality at first, but he did take away the union with Tuva and the much-loved semi-democratic system of government.

He also commanded the Mongolian army during the Japanese Imperial War, even fighting wih his soldiers in battle like Sükhbaatar did during the Mongolian Revolution in hopes of making his subordinates like him more. This failed and the left-wingers' hatred for him culminated in the Mongolian Revolution of 1971, which ended in a victory by the government. As a compromise, he took away the Buddhist-friendly laws which made the rebellion start, instead taking more influence from his more liberal friend, the Dalai Lama. He also completely rejected the concept of Greater Mongolia, instead seeking a self-sustaining Outer Mongol state.

Being a monk, similarly to Bogd Khaan, he didn't have access to most physical means of imposing power, unlike his two predecessors. Like Bogd Khaan, he did still occasionally execute people for blasphemy and/or rebellious activity, however. He still reigns to present day, but most of the population has mixed feelings about him.

Reign

Gyaltsen's reign hasn't been as uneventful as Sükhbaataryn's, however, nothing very important has happened besides the Mongolian Revolution of 1971. His reign saw the end of the Japanese Imperial War, which was only important because Mongolia lost some territory and Manchuria regained independence. On his first day in power, Gyaltsen also abolished the state of Mongolia-Tuva, re-creating the two separate states from before the union. The most important thing to happen during his reign was the Mongolian Revolution of 1971, which only started due to Gyaltsen's far-right policies and his re-introduction of blasphemy executions, something the Mongolian population hated. He also rid of the semi-democratic system Sükhbaatar introduced; giving the monarchy full power over Mongolia. After the Revolution of 1971, Gyaltsen abolished blasphemy executions and some other far-right policies in hopes of being liked more by the Mongol people.

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