A perfect summary of how the Black Death spread is demonstrated in the quote “The plague was an epidemic of commerce.” The origins of the outbreak can be traced back to Mongol soldiers that brought the disease north from south China, which quickly spread across trading outposts via fleas; these fleas would then be transported by living in sacks of grain, human clothing, and on rats. Because the epicenter of the spread was located in China, the manufacturing center of the Mongol World System, the disease seemingly spread out in all directions at once. Now not only did silk and spices travel the Mongolian roads with merchants, but contagious disease did as well. From the trade routes and outposts, the bubonic plague spread expeditiously, infecting small camps to large regions within the Mongol empire and causing an alarming population drop by 1351, reaching death counts between two-thirds or one-half of the Chinese populace (p. 242-243). The people of Eurasia identified the correlation the spread had with trade, and rashly responded with either abandoning their city or rejecting the admission of outsiders.
The Chinese were not quite exotic for an American audience as in 1850s–1870s they were encouraged to migrate massively to the United States, to work at the railway construction and in the gold fields out West. Their offensive representation in the plays and then in the movies followed the hostile response they met with in states like California and Nevada because there were so many of them, they did not mind worked long hours and for peanuts. Griffith abandoned mockery of the Chinese characters, typical in some of his predecessors’ plays, and made a Chinese man a central character (in Townsend’s play a Chinese was just one of many lesser ethnic types), but still he did not avoid showing him walking with bowed legs, head down, crouching and kneeling – to make sure the spectators will not forget his inferior racial and social position. Also, his posture and his behavior, including cutting his own pigtail leave no doubt that his intensions towards white female protagonist have no sexual character whatsoever and that his servitude is simply a logical consequence of his
The boy had been trained in the art of war since they were born and they had nothing else to do. These kids were taken from their family and sent to the camps at age 14. From this it was concluded that the people that fought the Mongols did not really have a chance against them. The Mongols had farther superior strategies and that is why they managed to kill so many people from the opposing armies. Even with all these things that they did they managed to try to make those empires great again but under Mongol rule.
Genghis Khan’s sole objective wasn’t solely based on barbarism but rather a multitude of reasons such as a need for resources, but the main reason was the hate towards the Jin Dynasty who wanted to turn Mongol tribes against each other so that they would be easier to rule. One key mistake that the Jin made was that they would send troops and other important resources to the weaker tribes, which helped give the Mongols the boost they needed when Genghis Khan united them. Genghis Khan was quite fortunate to have a father in the position that we was, because of his father’s position of power and his mother’s teaching, Genghis Khan was able to use these gifts to unite many years of bad blood with neighboring tribes and allow them to have a common purpose. Genghis Khan used his opportunity’s wisely to be in a place of leadership from a young age and learn from others mistakes to ensure that his people never know suffering again, to the dedication he put into creating one of the most disciplined, largest, and most feared army the world has ever seen all the way unto is untimely death In 1227 in which the exact cause for his death was unknown, but what was known that over an entire millennia later, the world still remembers the most influential political and war leader of all
These daimyo’s all answered to the Tokugawa main family. The last of this clan and the last shogun with governmental power was Tokugawa Yoshinobu (Britannica 1). The Japanese were well aware of what had happened to china once they were exposed to world culture and so the Japanese were very hesitant to open themselves up to trade. Japan had been growing economically for many years, they accomplished
Everyone was getting hurt and these wealthy officials kept their hands clean from miles away. They used the idea of patriotism for the fatherland to get people to enlist for the war. Patriotism, in no way, is a bad thing, however, when one is guilt tripped into believing that their fear of dying in war is actually a lack of devotion to their country, it becomes entirely wrong. One must understand that the majority of the soldiers fighting in World War I had no dispute with the other side and they had only joined, to protect the country they had grown up in and learned to love. These citizens should have been shown the reality because, painful or not, the soldiers who died on the battlefield a decade ago, deserved to know what they were signing up
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.
The Mongols were easily one of the most dangerous and powerful empires in the 13th and 14th century. The Mongols were known for conquering most of the eastern empires of that time. Some may argue that the Mongols spread their culture and blended it with cultures across the eastern empires. The mongols did not desire to blend their culture and ideals with other empires but desired power and wealth and only what would benefit their own empire. The Mongols would take citizens from empires they conquered and recruit them into their army, make them slaves or require the citizens to pay tribute.
After the death of Genghis Khan, his descendents had kept the Mongol reputation standing. The Mongol impact on the 13th and 14th century world affected many people and civilization which helped prove that they were not the savage and evil barbarians that people thought they were; but instead the Mongols were the reason that the Mongol empire thrived as seen through their culture, battle, and travelers. In the Mongol culture, there have been many contributions and beliefs, which has made
The Effect of European Exploration and Colonization on Native Americans Everyone knows that the colonization of Europeans on the Native American’s land has been disastrous to its people. The exploration of these new lands did not start with Columbus as most of us have been taught, instead stretching back all the way to the fifteenth century A.D, when millions of Native Americans lived in the America’s rather than the small amount we reduced them to. The Europeans brought other things than death to the Native Americans, however. Their culture, being greatly different than the natives, was introduced and influenced them so greatly; signs of it can still be seen today. My goal in this paper is to discuss both the good and the bad effects that came of the Europeans exploring and colonizing the America’s.
When the Yuan dynasty ruled China, the Mongols controlled land that included their homeland to the north. Through trade routes they were connected to the rest of the Mongol empires that lay to the west and to the Middle East and Europe. Since the Mongols and their allies ruled most of central Asia, they had little need to reinforce their defenses and did little to maintain the Great Wall. The early Ming emperors pushed the Mongols and other nomadic tribes north and secured their borders. They reinforced and expanded the Great Wall of China (video) continuously throughout their dynasty’s reign.
They had many positive and negative on the empire. For centuries the mongols conquered the largest land empire known to date. The empire collapsed but it has left both negative and positive effects in history. The invasions led to countries feeling at peace during the mongol time period. Which can be seen in document #3 where there is a chart showing the reported deaths.
World war 2 started because of the invasion Japan did to China. Japan did this because they were mad, they wanted to get back at the Allies. The Allies said they do not get a say in the world’s issues so Hitler decided to promise Germany to restore their country’s power. It was good that we fought in World war 2 because we got to help other countries on our side and we stopped hitler from killer more