The Mongols: How Barbaric Were the “Barbarians”? During the 13th century, much of the globe had been conquered by a small tribe from central Asia who later became known as the Mongols. These nomadic people did not show proof of bearing a language nor leave behind much written materials thus, making it more difficult to be accurately analyzed. However, the Mongols left a rather overbearing mark on the world with an evil and savage reputation. These central Asian “Barbarians” lead massive conquests, seizing millions of square miles of land, attained an eminently forceful military, contained various tenacious, respected leaders, yet despite having a bad reputation, handled establishing a prosperous empire.
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 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.
He was the most powerful criminal the world has ever seen. He killed 4000 people that included 200 judges, 1000 policemen, journalists and government workers. He sponsored sports and distributed money. He had more faith in drug lords than the government. He imported many african animals such as zebras, giraffes, and hippopotamuses.
Throughout the course I have read a lot of about the empires. In this essay I will discuss the motives for spread of two empires; Mongol empires and Ottoman empires. My thesis statement for this essay is that both of these empires (Mongol empires and Ottoman empires) were having economic, exploratory; ethnocentric; political and religious reasons for their expansion. The Ottoman Empire was an imperial state that was established in 1299 in the wake of growing out of the separate of a few Turkish tribes. The empire then developed to incorporate numerous zones in what is currently present-day Europe to and it in the end got to be one of the largest, most powerful and longest-enduring empires on the planet 's history.
His responsibility for many deaths, his wanting of unfair wars, the unjust laws all clearly imply that Asoka is a Ruthless Conqueror. To start, Asoka’s responsibility for taking innocent lives of civilians and soldiers was merciless. The map of Document A, Asoka’s empire, shows the area Ashoka had ruled before the conquest and what Kalinga had owned. Asoka’s land is probably around 10 times bigger than Kalinga’s land area. He had more power and better soldiers which killed civilians and soldiers of Kalinga.
a punishment like me upon you” . All which to portray the fact that Genghis Khan was the most influential political and military leader, perhaps Genghis Khan was the most influencial ruler of the ancient world. To prove that Genghis khan was the most influential political leader and war general for his time period we must start from the beginning of his life and thoroughly examine issues such as; how his life as a child affected his place in Mongol society, more specifically, how being the son of a great chief in the Borjijin clan helped allow him to receive unique opportunities’ that most people in his clan could not evemmmmr hope to achieve, we must also look at his personal military achievements and how such achievements gave him the immense
Adeena Liang Ms. Udwin AP World 1A November 14th, 2016 Mongol DBQ The 13th and 14th centuries were an eventful time in history. One of the events includes the Hundred Years’ War, which basically created nationalism and a more modern form of warfare. Another event was the Black Death, which was a deadly disease that spread along the Silk Road and wiped out about half of Europe. The most important event was the creation Mongol Empire, a powerful force that emerged from the steppes of Central Asia. The ruler of this empire was Genghis Khan, who along with his descendants expanded the Mongol Empire to include lands from Eastern Asia to Eastern Europe.
The Great Genghis Khan Genghis Khan was a Mongol leader from (1162-1227) he started from rough and humble early life to creating the biggest land empire in world history. Genghis conquered big parts of central Asia and china, also expanding it further too far places like Poland, Vietnam, Iran, and Korea. With his rule, the Mongols controlled between 11 and 12 million square miles of land. Genghis offered religious freedom to his people and, he has put an end to torture and he encouraged trade and created the first postal system. He died in 1227 and his final resting place is unknown.
The Mongol Empire lasted for more than a hundred years, and throughout their reign, they left lasting impressions on Europe and Asia. Their conquests left millions dead, yet they changed much in the regions which they conquered. Their rule enabled the unification of the Mongol tribes, cultural progression in the Middle East, and innovations in multiple fields in China. Throughout their reign, the Mongols left three clear principal legacies: innovation throughout their empire, increased cultural contact, and a lasting environmental benefit. Principal legacy is the lasting imprint a being or object makes on a large scale.