During the formation and expansion of the Mongol Empire (c. 1200-1400CE), there were three main defining factors that allowed for the empire to flourish. The empire existed as a unified, ever expanding entity that ruled between 1206-1260 (Brian 2013, p. 1022). The first and most essential to their formation and expansion was their military strength, ability and ruthlessness; which enabled them to conquer lands and people rapidly. The second was the empire’s religious tolerance of the people that they conquered became quite reputable during the initial formation and expansion of the empire. The third was their use of the trade routes in Asia, which under the Mongol empire came together as a political, social and economic tool that was able to facilitate safe trade and travel (Biran 2013, p. 1024).
The question that comes up when studying the Mongols is always, were they truely a brutal people in all aspects of life? The Mongol people used fear to an advantage in battle, and tactics that were uncommon for many if not all armies. Originally a nomatic people that were constantly at war. They lived a simple life with only their animals to provide food, for food wouldn’t grow where they lived. They took over much of Asia within the time of one ruler that united different clans to have a common goal.
Mongols were once an organized clans and ethnic groups from the Middle East that conquer many territories and rose into power by 1279. Mongols Empire politics were very strong and many achievements. Their economics have many opportunities with other countries. The Mongol’s system continues to follow most of the Chinese’s systems. In the social order, the Chinese and Mongols separate from one another.
The Yuan Dynasty under the Mongol empire has an extensive amount of public works as they built granaries to protect the dynasty from famine, and created large road and water networks. These public works allowed for the people to have large surplus of food and water and also be able to travel in a more organized manner with the road system created (New World Encyclopedia, Country Studies). Everyone in the Yuan dynasty had access to these public works as they were used to the economy and to keep everyone fed. While having these very useful public works the Yuan dynasty also had lots of techniques using technology for warfare and engineering. While using new warfare technology from the Chinese the Yuan were able to create a strategy to take down fortification by studying the way forts were made.
To some, the Mongols may be barbaric. If you really study them, though, you will see that the Mongols were a perfect balance between being civilized, and barbaric. This, is what I believe is what helped them gain, and maintain power. The Mongols were by far the most powerful people in history, with Genghis Khan being the greatest conqueror to ever live.
During the Tang and Song dynasty, China made many new advance things like math,literature,technology,and science. These advancement gave many European empires to struggle for years. Their greatest inventions was the gunpowder,the printer and the compass. Here are some reasons of what was the Tang and Song dynasty greatest achievement of all time First was the government. The government had to make important decisons that can change the community.
The True Legacy of The Mongols In history, a frequent topic of debate is the legacy that the Mongol Empire left behind. It can easily be argued that they were nothing but murderous barbarians, a monotonous war machine. This is proven by the fact that they used biological warfare at the Siege of Caffa in 1346. The Mongols catapulted disease ridden corpses into the city of Caffa to spread the Black Plague into the city.(Wheelis)
Eish Maheshwari During the 1200s, a group of nomadic invaders from the Mongolian steppe created one of the largest known land empires ever to exist throughout world history. These attackers were known as the Mongols and are generally considered to have been a highly barbaric and ruthless group of people. However, the actions of Mongolian forces during this time should be remembered for their positive contributions to Eurasian development, rather than the brutality they used, because they promoted a plethora of trade and communication as well as an exchange of goods and services across their territory. In addition, the Mongols culturally linked the European world with the Asian world, facilitating an interchange of products, people, technology, and information.
Causes of Imperialism The acceleration of Imperialism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that greatly impacted the world, is due to multiple economic, political, and social forces. Imperialism, a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force, was becoming drastically more and more important for European and Asian countries. Ultimately, the advancements during the Industrial Revolution made Imperialism easier, and on a very large scale for many European countries. Although there were many factors that contributed to Imperialism by ways of economic, political, and social forces, some proved to be more significant and influential than others.
The Mongols were savages not ceasing at any expense to conquer land. The Mongols had distinctive war strategies to corner their enemies, conquer them, and slaughter them. Despite the fact that the Mongols did much damage, they refine the nations they prevailed. Even in a Mongols' personal life there are numerous guidelines that should be obeyed. In spite of the fact that the Mongols may appear to be merciless murderers there is another side them.