It is without a doubt that the Mongols were a barbaric group of people whose legacy for being brutal and murdering millions is still alive and very well known today. But what we don't consider often enough is their reasons for acting this way towards outsiders from their own group. The reason for this was because from the beginnings the Mongol people were nomads. Being a nomadic civilization required one to compete for livestock and pasture land with other tribes. This does not excuse the Mongolians for the horrible acts committed but we need to consider their reasons behind their brutality.
The Mongols had many more positive effects than negative. They set many outstanding examples for us. They made it without a doubt easy for us to live the way we want and make decisions on our own. The Mongols were brilliant people and others should not look down on
All throughout history, numerous nations have tried to conquer the islands of Japan. However, no matter how large their invasion forces were, those who tried never fully succeeded. Of all those who attempted to conquer Japan, arguably the most famous of all were the Mongols, who tried to subjugate the Japanese people twice, one in 1274, and the other in 1281. The leader of the invading armies, Kublai Khan, wished to expand his people’s influence and culture across the Tsushima Strait, and into the islands east of China. But, try as they may, they could not tame the people that called these islands home.
The second part of the book provided information on how Mongolian transportation and mobilization of goods and resources helped in the assimilation of Mongolian culture throughout the East and West. Allen’s work helped put to rest that Mongols were only brutal conquerors, not successful rulers. Allsen supports his argument that Qan Mongke’s reforms helped to expand Mongolian civilization and empire with the support of how Mongke was able to do so. Mongke created an efficient government by imposing taxes, recruiting personal for the oh so strong military forces that the Mongolian Empire had at the time, and taking part in collaborative discussions. Allsen states at one point that Mongke “combined internal reform with external expansion.”
This achievement took an incredible amount of organization and intelligence. Asia and Europe would likely be vastly different without the help of the Mongols. They may have had a very barbaric side to them, but they kept a stable empire and had many notable
It is clear that the Mongols committed many ruthless and brutal acts in his life, and he is one who wiped out entire villages and innocent men, women, and children. However, one aspect of their brutality, though, is more prominent than the others: the brutality towards religion and ignorance and manipulation of the human mind. In one primary source, we see that Chinggis Khan marched into a village with 20,000 men and extracted the richest 280 men in the village. He told them that they had sinned, and told them that he was the punishment of god, sent to their village to punish them for their sins. The mongols then started taking money from the rich people, as their punishment for sinning.
The Mongols were nomads who established their prosperity by encouraging trade and scientific developments. Although the Mongols can be seen as a barbaric rule that demolished civilization, it can also be viewed as an empire that made major contributions to education and trade between countries and regions. The key legacies of the Mongol rule was the concern for trade and knowledge for all. They facilitated swiftness and safety of trade in the empire through the use of money in paper form.
The Mongols conquered much land to create a vast empire with a legacy that impacts society today. With their armies, the Mongols brought a new type of government to China. They allowed China to continue its bureaucratic ways, but had absolute control over everything. Although there are other cultures that have influenced China’s government, the Mongols had a great impact on China’s government. This is shown by the similar traits both governments of the time share, its military dependency, intimidation, and absolute power without any checks.
This displays the Mongol characteristic of adaptation and acceptance towards new cultures and ideas, implementing diversity. When the Mongols conquered most of Asia, including China and Persia, they also gained control of the continental caravan routes, which were essential to their lucrative commerce(Document J). It is a misconception that the Mongols, a successful empire that excelled in it varied commerce and trade, was barbaric due to the mature level of tolerance required for peaceful public
The Mongols have always been viewed as the barbaric people who showed no mercy in battle against their enemies, but today people seem to be forgetting the kind, positive impacts they left on the world that helped shape many powerful countries. The Mongolians of the Asian Steppe had a positive impact on the world during their rule of the Asian continent from 1206 to 1368 by influencing exploration with new inventions, such as the compass, fair and safe trade and creating the first ever written language that helped unite China to become one, unified country. The exploration in Asia never really went pass the European coastline or Japan’s coast, until the Mongolians figured how to make the first ever compass, which would help with sea exploration. When this magnificent invention was spread to all over Europe and Asia a young, Venetian merchant named, Marco Polo, ventured across the Pacific Ocean and traveled farther than any of his fellow travelers during his long journey on the silk road.
The Mongols, a native asian tribe, eight hundred years ago conquered much of the known world. Said tribe originated from the grasslands of central asia and went on to become one of the most successful and most conversed about castes in history. The story of the mongols, however, is one that is quite difficult to tell. The Mongols were an illiterate clan, making it close to impossible to receive a message in full context, much like the telephone game nowadays were a message is spread through many individuals until reaching the final destination. For hundreds of years the Mongols have been a center of debate for many history related discussions, though the common conclusion is yes, the mongols were a barbaric tribe, that’s not really the case, and it’s backed by facts.
Mongol armies tore through most of the ancient world throughout the 13th century. Pillaging and plundering every nation in their path, the Mongols left an impressive wake of destruction and death. The Mongols shook the world with the impact of their conquests, but not of their influence was negative. Overall the Mongols brought much needed change in politics and commerce to both China and the Middle East.
“Extremely mountainous, in others it is flat...in some districts there are small woods, but otherwise is it bare of trees... Not one hundredth part of the land is fertile, nor can it bear...” (1.4, 16). This quote shows the harshness of the Mongols homelands and the main reason that they were forced to pillage the lands that they fought. While their homelands were horrendous, it was a blessing in disguise for them.
Mongols were once an organized clans and ethnic groups from the Middle East that conquer many territories and rose into power by 1279. Mongols Empire politics were very strong and many achievements. Their economics have many opportunities with other countries. The Mongol’s system continues to follow most of the Chinese’s systems. In the social order, the Chinese and Mongols separate from one another.