The Mongol society under Genghis Khan and Khubilai Khan didn't combat any drastic changes that would entirely detach one of them, they where almost mirror images of each other. Under Khubilai, society was slightly more evolved. However, the same transformations would have occurred, with time, had Genghis been the khan. Genghis united the tribes and underwent a campaign to expand their empire. Under Khubilai, they progressed on the same procedure of conquering and pillaging, as they did, and would have, under Genghis. Not until the Empire stopped their explosive expansion d society began to deteriorate, and then major innovations would become apparent.
Genghis Khan unified all the Mongol tribes into a single confederation, and he was recognized as the Khan, or universal ruler, in 1206. Once ruler, he disassembled the tribal organizations, because of his lack of trust and faith in them. He created new military units without tribal affiliations, coerced men of fighting age into military service and he planned to build a united Mongolian Army. Genghis was in the process of creating a Mongolian state that was stronger than any earlier nomadic confederation and not troubled by clan or tribe rivalries. The most vital asset to this new regime would be the army, which magnified the power and presence of the small state. .
Genghis was a ruthless conqueror and by the time of death in 1277, most of central Asia had been conquered. Before his death, he conquered the Empire of Na-Chung. Even after his death, the Mongols prolonged to expand their borders, conquering empire after empire. Genghis is quoted saying, "Man's highest joy is in victory: to conquer ones enemies, to pursue them, to deprive them of their possessions, to make their beloved weep, to ride on their horses, and to embrace their wives and daughters." The quote gives the basic mentality of Mongol warriors, as well as society I general.