How Did The Mongols Affect Asia

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The Impact of the Mongols on Asia Trade is a crucial factor contributing to the Mongols’ success, and its influence is still felt in the nations which were once under Mongol rule that exist in modern times. As nomads, the Mongols relied heavily on trade in order to obtain manufactured goods to support their way of life, as their nomadic lifestyle did not support activities such as agricultural development. Consequently, nations brought under Mongol rule experienced great shifts towards commercialism and trade to reflect the Mongol values they were governed by. This is supported by the motivation of the Mongols to conquer China as a means to not only profit from China’s economy, but also to gain control of the Silk Road, as it provided a vast trade route that could both be used and profited from. As a nomadic people, travel was highly encouraged by the Mongols during their reign, as it was necessary in order to facilitate trade. The Mongols sought to expand their influence as a means to benefit from the activities of sedentary societies, specifically from peasants and merchants. Additionally, the Mongols’ leader, Chenggis Khan, sought to “bring the world under one sword," …show more content…

The Mongols attempted an invasion of Japan twice to no avail, in part, due to the storms which proved a challenge for the Mongols on both attempts to invade the Japanese. Despite the Mongols’ inability to capture Japan, Japan still felt the impact of the Mongols’ scrutiny. Fending off the Mongols proved damaging financially to the Japanese, as along with the costs of defending the island during the attempted invasions, costs continued afterwards in anticipation of a third Mongol attack which never came. The financial stress the Mongols imposed on Japan ultimately resulted in political discomfort amongst the Japanese, and the bafuku government fell in 1333, which was then replaced by another military

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