Barbaric, which means extremely cruel, are what the mongols were called because of their cruel, violent actions. They have a bad reputation which led them to be called “barbaric” or “barbarians.” They clearly have done brutal things but the question is, how brutal, or barbaric, were they? From my understanding of the mongols and what I have read about them, they are very cold-blooded and evil. They carried out malevolent tactics to harm others for their own benefit, showing how extremely barbaric they were. The mongols invaded other regions to take over and steal but they had done worse things than that.
Secondly, the Mongols did not only kill those who fought in the wars, but they also ruins land that was filled with innocent men, women, children and animals. In a primary source written by a Persian historian Juvaini, in the thirteenth century describes the Mongols as being destructive and "...With one stroke a world that flowed with fertility was laid desolate...with the majority of the living now dead, their skin and bones now crumbling in dust"(Doc. 2). The Mongols would not only destroy the soldiers I the war, but they would kill their innocent families and the whole area would be destroyed for no logical purpose. Ata-Malik Juvaini the author of this article in the Book, The History of the World Conqueror stated that "they served the heads of the slain from their bodies and heaped them into piles, keeping men separated from the children" (Doc.
Par.1 While Khan was ruler, he had killed millions of people in the process. Khan had gone to many different villages and asked for money for various reasons. If they refused to pay he ordered his soldiers to kill every person in sight in return for refusing. The villages would have been protected if they pay money to them, and at the time being protected by Khan and his army was generally a good thing to have. Par.2
Genghis Khan is guilty due to his ruthless attitudes toward societies, his repulsive methods of murder, and the state in which they left conquered cities. He left traces of destruction wherever he went and was detrimental to the success of states during that time. First, Khan destroyed many innocent civilizations in order to expand his empire. If there was a society in the way of the Mongol Empire, then it did not stand a chance against them. He “offered” them the choice to either surrender peacefully or the mongols would attack them with no remorse.
They were also responsible for destroying a major food and supply source for Native Americans. Expansion in the South made it difficult for the Natives to keep their land. Over the mid to late 1800s, the Native Americans lost almost all of their land to the U.S. Document 1 shows that almost all of the Natives land was taken over the
“The Diary of Mary Rowlandson” is a good example of how Native Americans were treated horribly. The settlers in Mary Rowlandson’s diary didn't like the Natives very much. The Indians burned the settlers homes to the ground. The Native Americans were described as “savages” or “bloody heathens” by Mary Rowlandson because of their actions. The Native Americans killed many settlers because they were intruding on their land.
The English use violence to get what they wanted which cause distrust for the Powhatan’s Chiefdom. The colonists brought many diseases with them when they arrived to the new land. This would cause many of them to die and many more would die due to the attacks from the natives. For example, they learn to grow crops or force the natives to grow it for them. John Smith had a saying ”He that will not work shall not eat”.
The Trail of Tears is undoubtedly one of the most inhumane events in U.S history. It all started with the Indian removal act enforced by President Andrew Jackson. The U.S military were ordered to forcefully evict many innocent people and have them walk extremely long distances during excruciating weather. Many Indians dropped dead in the midst of the trail causing grief for the Indians hence, its name Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears was an abomination for the U.S due to the fact that this act was unconstitutional,caused mass genocide, and the land had originally belonged to the natives.
The harshest movement for the Natives was when thousands of their people died because of the US. In the A solider recalls the Trail of Tears says “I saw the helpless Cherokees arrested and dragged from their homes, and driven at the bayonet point into the stockades.” The Cherokees couldn’t defend themselves unless they were willing to die while fighting for freedom. Also it says “The Trail of the exiles was a trail of death” The Cherokees weren’t treated right, they weren’t cared for when sick and because of that thousands of Cherokee people died while being
The Mongols did do some good things, but the negatives just stuck out because they had more of an impact on the world. The Mongolians of the Asian Steppe had a negative impact on the world during their rule of the Asian continent from 1206 to 1368 by influencing death, destruction and guided life. One of the biggest impacts that the Mongols had on the world was how they killed anyone they wanted. In document 4 it states how many people died because of the Mongols. In 1220 60,000 people died.