Eight hundred years ago during the 13th century a small central Asian tribe known as the Mongols conquered much of the known world. Mongols were nomadic people known for being barbaric and harsh when expanding their empire. Even though the Mongols were obviously brutes, their expansion of territory, military tactics, and facilitation of commerce proved they were more helpful than harmful. Genghis Khan was the founder of the Mongols and started the conquest of the Mongol Empire. He reigned from 1162-1227 eventually dying and leaving his legacy to his son.
The Mongol Empire had created a single economic and cultural world system. In 13 century, the the Mongols had seized nearly the whole Eastern Europe, including now Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. Scholars regard the Mongol conquest as one of the most deadliest invasions in human history. The Mongols also called the Tatars, which means Hell in Roman. Historian Brian Landers stated in his book that "The Mongols brought terror to Europe on a scale not seen again until the twentieth century."
The Overland Campaign was a decisive moment in the Civil War: it was a strategic victory for the Union, but consisted of heavy losses on both sides. In just 40 days, the Union lost 55,000 men. The Confederates lost 36,000 men, but with an army roughly half of the Union’s to begin with, their losses were proportionally much greater. The final battle of the campaign, Cold Harbor, led to extremely high losses on both sides, but was a defensive victory for Lee. Anti-war sentiments grew in the North and Grant was labeled “the butcher.” Despite the high losses, Grant knew this is what had to happen in order to achieve the North’s strategic objectives in the war.
Joseph Stalin once said “Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem”(“Joseph Stalin Quotes”). It has been 60 years since the death of Russia’s dictator however Stalin, who destroyed many generations of Russians is being revered as a hero in today’s Russia, why is that? Just as “Big Brother” in George Orwell’s 1984 used manipulation and power of fear to have a total control over Oceania likewise Joseph Stalin practiced those same methods. As Big Brother did, Stalin used oppression and fear to gain respect and leadership, he eliminated anyone who was against him.
Alex Edwards Block 7 4/4/15 Mongols A group of nomadic tribes in the Mongolian steppes become a strong barbaric power under the unification of one powerful leader. This group lead the conquests to create the largest land empire. The empire split into four Khanates permanently forging the modern political environment of today.The vast size doomed it to fragmentation. Each empire had a very distinct rise and fall of power. Chagatai, II-Khan, Golden Horde, and the Yuan dynasty with its fast military tactics created destruction and carnage across Asia and Eastern Europe.
This feeling radiates though the leadership of the country and can be a causing factor of hostilities between nations. This on its own could not create a war as large as ww1, simply the world was set and staged for war and at the core nationalism was degrading the foundations of peace. Militarism, a competition between countries as to who has the largest military was a large factor in the scale of the war and the lives lost. Years prior to the war there was a steady growth in the military strength of all European nations especially those who were involved in ww1 and neighboring one another. As combinations of militarism and nationalism creates a deadly tinder pile ready for a spark.
The Mongols were an elite, swift, and undoubtedly threatening force that conquered nearly all of Asia. Specifically, their empire spanned from the Black Sea to the Koreas. Cities surrendered to them at sight, knowing that denying them would ensure slaughter. Even still, the Mongols expanded trade heavily, namely because they could not create needed goods themselves. To encourage such, they gave traders and merchants tax exemption, protection, and a higher status.
The Mongols are perceived as a savage people who only wanted to surmount the world but in authentically they are not troglodytic. They are a misunderstood culture who have authentically done some commendable things like bringing other cultures and religions together without persecution. In document A the Mongol imperium is shown at its height. During this time the imperium had surmounted 4,860,000 square miles of land. That is twice the amount of land Alexander the Great had surmounted at 2,180,000 square miles.
During the 13th century, a group of pastoralists would band up to form The Mongol Empire. The Mongols were based in Central Asia and spread fear all over by overwhelming their enemies. They would conquer enough to be the largest empire known to mad. However, despite the evidence that suggests the mongols were vicious, they should be seen as civilized due to having a structured military, having exceptional infrastructure, and having a law system. Before mentioning their civility, the mongols were definitely brutal.
The Civil War was a conflict unlike any other in American history. It was fought between brothers, both figuratively and literally, over the ideological structure on which America would be formed. What originally the North believed would be quick victory resulted in a length war marked by a substantial death toll on both sides and more collateral damage to America than ever before. The paradox of the war was that though a battle between governmental ideology, most of the Americans at the time were restricted from suffrage or even morally diminished to the worth of property. Alfred Green touches on the oppressive nature of America during this period.