These barbarians were like savages, they destroyed things and they would slaughter people too. One of Genghis Khan’s first serious attack, was against the Chin armies of North China in 1211. He had a fleet of 200,000 men and he sent them east to battle. Many of the Chinese thought that the Mongols were brutal. The barbarians were so barbaric that the streets of China’s capital were greasy for the human fat and flesh.
HIST 223 Research Paper Professor Tan Ying Jia Harry Yahao Jiang Influence of Hulagu Khan’s Personal Hatred of Islamism on Mongol’s Westward Expansion Mongols accumulated vast amount of territories through its frequent and aggressive military expansions. As a result of a series of successful invasive campaigns, the Mongol Empire, which originated in the steeps of Central Asia, stretched from Central Europe to the Sea of Japan, reaching as North as Siberia, as East as Indian subcontinent and Iranian plateau, and westwards as far as the Arabia. Mongol’s success can be categorized into two major expansions. During the first one, Mongols employed fake retreat tactics and wiped out Xi Xia in 1209, attacked Jin Dynasty in 1911 and even went to
Chapter 2: Operation Barbarossa and the USSR's eventual defeat of Germany How the USSR industrial strength helped it win the WWII? Operation Barbarossa driven by Adolf Hitler’s ideological ambitions marked German invasion onto the Soviet territories since 22 June 1941. During the operation, the Axis powers sent more than four million soldiers onto the Soviet territories that comprised a staggering 2,900-kilometer front. With mass amount of troops, the Germans deployed an estimated 600,000 motor vehicles and over 600,000 horses. This way, the war rapidly escalated to the unprecedented volumes.
The Mongols were very brutal because as shown in Document 1, Jebe said that “I’ll trick them and make them come out in the open. I’ll pretend to retreat and when they come out I’ll attack them.” One of the prominent techniques of the Mongols was to secretly attack their adversaries. The Mongols’ enemies were defeated in an ambush by them. Another technique used by the Mongols was their military technology and their determination. An eyewitness reveals that, “their [Mongols] arms are bows, iron maces, and in some instances, spears…defensive armor made from buffalo…can live for a month on the milk of their mares…they [Mongols] are most obedient to their chiefs.” The Mongols were very determined towards conquering territory as clearly shown by their tools, armor, and their commitment.
Foreign invaders, such as the Visigoths and Ostrogoths wanted to conquer Rome. Rome’s first mistake was inviting these enemies into their territory. Evidence from a map of the Foreign invasions of Rome show evidence on not an invasion, but a migration (Document C.) So, when other Germanic tribes decided to invade, they could have allies on the inside. One of Rome’s enemies, the Huns were a ruthless group. In Document D, stated is “Fired with an overwhelming desire for seizing the property of others, these swift moving and ungovernable people make their destructive way amid the pillage and slaughter of those who live around them.” This piece of evidence shows how savage Rome’s enemies were.
Suppression and failure to reform particularly frustrated the liberal intelligentsia. Pipes wrote that “in countries with democratic institutions and guarantees of free speech, members of the intelligentsia pursue their objective by influencing public opinion and, through it, legislation. Where such institutions and guarantees are missing, they coalesce into a caste that tirelessly assails the existing order in order to discredit it and pave the way for revolutionary change” (Pipes, 38). The latter situation would prove to reign in tsarist Russia until 1905, when the intelligentsia would eventually successfully coerce a revolution against the autocracy, which supports that the Tsar’s decision to maintain autocracy in Russia would be a significant
The region has witnessed two bloody wars both committed by the Russian military to suppress the Chechens,who wanted to break away from the Soviet Union and form their own independent nation, just like the ones in Central Europe. A Small Corner of Hell by Anna Politkovskaya is about the stories of local Chechens, who lived under the constant threat of the Russian military and unfortunately most of whose stories have been told are no longer alive today, including the author. This book is particularly important because amidst all the upbeat futuristic promises of globalization, there are regions in the world such as Chechnya whose people till today live in an inhumane situation. Overlooking the injustices that have been done to Chechens would set a very bad precedent and would encourage dictators around the world to freely abuse and oppress its citizens without fear of condemnation or
The Mongols next attacked the Jin Dynasty of Northern China, their ruler demanded Genghis to surrender. From 1211 to 1214, the Mongols invaded and they sent refugees into the cities of Jin Dynasty and food shortage became a problem in the country and the Jin army started killing tens of thousands of its own peasants because of food. In 1214 the Mongols surround the capital of Zhongdu now its Beijing, The
When Germany then invaded Poland. A group of countries called all the clans united to defeat Germany and its friends, who were their enemy. Germany joined Italy,Japan and Russia ( but Russia changed sides part-way through the war, they betrayed Germany). In the most cases it is accepted that the main cause of World War 2 was Germany’s political, social and economic instability. 2.
The Vikings Adventurers, Raiders, and Settlers Come and take a journey back into time where worlds collide, armies rise, and kingdoms fall. Perhaps the biggest clash of worlds has to be the Viking world versus eighth century Europe. The term Viking often has a negative connotation associated with it. This is because the Vikings were viewed as bloodthirsty savages that went around and destroyed everything in their way. But, Viking life was not just about raiding and killing, they also had efficient ways of governing and devising war strategies, which allowed them to become skillful at warfare, this skill allowed them to conquer a large portion of England and other places in Europe, once they conquered an area the Vikings would settle in
“I am the punishment of God…If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” – Genghis Khan. Imperial juggernauts are massive and powerful empires; this essay will discuss the Mongols. They were known for their nomadic ways and lust for battle. Before they could start conquering other groups someone had to unite the various sovereign tribes of Mongols scattered around the steppes. The man that accomplished this was Temujin, later known as Genghis Khan.
Turkish nationalists thought Armenians were on the side of the Allied Powers, so to eliminate the threat, they attempted to kill the entire race. Men were forced to fight in the war, and women and children were paraded into death marches. This was an unforgivable action that no benefit could be worth, all caused by nationalists in the Ottoman Empire. Around the close of the genocide, nationalism had a big effect in Russia as well, where people eagerly fought until the country began to lose funds. The intolerable conditions caused Russians to unite through nationalism and begin a violent revolution.
The author explained how the Mongols were incorrectly perceived in history. Much of the crimes blamed on Genghis Khan were actually committed by Timur, a Turkic warrior who claimed to be descended from Genghis Khan. Timur ruthlessly slaughtered the people of his conquered cities, and enjoyed torturing and humiliating his prisoners. European historians tied Timur’s actions to Genghis Khan. Myths grew around him, nurtured by Anti-Asian spirit during the Enlightenment .
The Civil War erupts in 133 BC after the Punic Wars between the plebeians and the patricians was a period in history when rival generals collided. Marius and Sulla fought for command even after the Senate entrusted Sulla to command. Marius used violence to rescind the command given to Sulla. The back and forth power struggle between the two soon ended with Marius’s death and Sulla regained his dictating command of Rome. Sulla instituted terror that surpassed the violence dealt by Marius.
In Earth’s past whenever they had dictators they usually threatened the world. For example, Adolf Hitler was a dictator. (Encyclopedia Britannica) He then tried to conquer more land which ended up causing World War 2. He was responsible for so many unnecessary deaths that it cannot be allowed to happen again. Also Kim Jong Un was a dictator.