Mongol Empire Communication

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Communication has been around since the beginning of time and has been rapidly changing ever since. Societies rely on their ability to communicate in order to become successful and prosperous. Because of the need for communication within the different societies around the world, advancements have been made throughout history in order to be able to communicate more easily and quickly. The Mongol Empire in eastern Europe and Asia, Germany, and the United States provide definitive representation of the evolution of communication.
As the Mongol empire continued to grow during the 13th and 14th centuries, the necessity for fast communication was in high demand. According to the article, Mongol Empire: Special Features, the Mongol’s territory eventually
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The main reason for this was the lack of books. Books were only for those who could afford them such as royalty and religious orders. Books were very expensive because they took a long time to reproduce. The reproduction process of a book consisted of a person making a hand-written copy of the original book. There were often a lot of transcription errors between the copied versions and the original during this process. A young inventor named Johannes Gutenberg recognized this problem and started working and experimenting with printing. These experiments led to the discovery of the printing…show more content…
Since the telegraph was extremely reliable and easy to set up, military officials who were not on the front lines were able to communicate tactics and strategies to those who were. Along with communication on the front lines, the telegraph had a major influence on the relationships between countries. When Germany tried to send Mexico a telegram about a potential war with the U.S, the United States intercepted the message and reacted by joining World War I. By this point, the telegraph’s influence had reached an international level and was even being used for top secret communication between countries at war.
The invention of the telegraph was start of the “telecommunications revolution” ("History of the U.S. Telegraph Industry." EHnet.) where technology significantly increased the efficiency of communication. Major inventions such as the telephone were created from the design of the telegraph. People who lived outside of major cities still had means of communication with the telegraph. Similar to the printing press, the telegraph helped spread information quickly and made the world seen smaller because of instant long-distance
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