Kublai Khan was the 5th Khagen of the Mongol Empire. He reigned from 1260 to 1294 when he died. He came into power after his brother Mongke in 1260, but fought his brother in the Toluid Civil War until 1264. This caused splitting inside of the empire, so he was mostly powerful in China and Mongolia, but had some influence elsewhere. He founded the Yuan dynasty in China in 1271, and ruled it until his death.
During 434 Attila destroyed towns along the Danube River, before moving inland and destroying towns there. Additionally, he continued to present day Istanbul, defeating the main Eastern Roman forces. However, as he reached the capitals great walls, he realised the impossibility of his army’s success, and turned back to destroy what was left of the Eastern Roman Empires forces. Furthermore, Attila later invaded the Balkans. When Theodosius II, the emperor of Rome, begged for terms, Attila's tribute was tripled, but, in 447, he attacked the empire again and negotiated another, more expensive, treaty .
Before that America was on the sidelines just observing and aiding the ally forces. America was never very happy with what Japan was doing to their neighbor country china. There was tension between the two countries, but America never anticipated an attack so close to the homeland. Should America let it go and stayed neutral or did they do the right thing by invading japan? In 1931 Japan had invaded Manchuria, a small province in northern China.
The 14th century was an new and exciting time for China, during this time the Mongolian empire was being attacked and chased out of China by the Ming army. In about 1380, Zheng He’s father was killed, it’s unsure if he was just a bystander that got caught in the onslaught, or if he was helping the Mongol army. After this Zheng He was taken captive by the Ming army. He was castrated and sent to the servitude of the Prince of Yan who raised him to become a well respected individual. He became a wealthy and powerful individual and was given a new mission.
Chinggis Khan was the founder of the Mongol empire, and his success in building his empire happened from the successful military campaigns in China, central Asia, and Persia. The story, “The Secret of the Mongols”, can be summarized as the “capture and execution of Jamuqa, the Khan’s blood brother” (companion pg 209). Jamuqa was stated in the book as one of Chinggis’s greatest rival. The story started out as Chinggis has just defeated the Naiman army, and Jamugha was with them. He was able to escape into the woods with five of his men/follower.
Wallace was an outlaw, a freedom fighter. The battle of Falkirk was William Wallace’s biggest defeat. The all mighty English army, with King Edward the first at its head, proved to be too much for Wallace. Wallace’s demise on the 23rd of August 1305 sparked a hunger for freedom in the people of Scotland that they still fought for freedom for many more years. William Wallace was born circa 1272.
The country then was under the control of the Chinese and French. The Viet Minh led the fight for independence against the Chinese and French led by Ho Chi Minh. After the fight for independence the Viet Minh started to disappear and lose power prominently because of their failure to unify the South. To replace them the Viet Cong had emerged from the North which would benefit North Vietnam in their fight against South Vietnam and the United States. The Viet Cong eventually lost power and disappeared as well after the war when both the South and North unified.
Winning by a large margin, James Madison assumed the role of President on May 2nd, 1801, and served two terms with his first lady Dolley Madison until March 3rd, 1809. During his presidency, James Madison is best known for the War of 1812. The primary cause leading to the War of 1812, was the rising tension between America and Britain. America wanted to be a completely independent country whereas Britain wanted to rely on the revenue from America. This created much strife between the two nations.
My True Teacher Reading Vietnam history, I discovered that Tam was the greatest Vietnamese general in Tran’s dynasty in the thirteen century. I came across which qualities made him a successful leader. Scholar curiosity, dedication, and tenacity – these core attributes drove him to the genius strategist of the China - Vietnam War. He devoted most of his life to fighting against Chinese conquerors, the most powerful invading army in the world, who oppressed the Vietnamese. Tam’s troops destroyed the Chinese warriors like King David killed Goliath in the bible.
As the Mongols ravaged the plains of China, they needed to establish a new government to control the newly conquered people. The Mongols were distrustful of the Chinese governments and their Confucius ways, so they kicked the Chinese out of government and replaced them with Mongol rulers. In the Middle East however, the Mongols left the rulers and political system relatively unchanged except for establishing Mongol rulers in the highest positions of law. But Persian authorities still held smaller, less powerful positions. In general, the Mongols were much more relaxed in the governing of the Middle East.