Positive And Negative Effects Of Mongol Conquest On Eurasia

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This Mongol Empire overview describes the most important aspects of this vast civilization. One empire, the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world, stemmed from the brilliant efforts and leadership of one man, Genghis Khan. Genghis, his sons and grandsons, created this fast-spreading empire which ruled from the islands of Japan all across Asia to Eastern Europe and included China, Russia, Hungary, Iran, the Middle East, Mongolia and Indochina. Using quick and ruthless tactics along with being fully acclimated to harsh conditions from 1206 to 1368, the Mongol Empire spread out from the Mongolian steppes like a wildfire until it gradually dissolved due to its own complexity and size. Using quick and ruthless tactics along with …show more content…

The Mongol rule and conquest on Eurasia impacted the people negatively and positively by changing the demographic, religiously, politics, economy, and the environment around them. Initially the as the Mongols began their onslaught in Russia the churches and monasteries were pillaged and ransacked of their money with many of the disciples, clergies, bishops were either enslaved or killed; with the latter being the more likely outcome. The Mongol invading army asserted that they were sent by the word of God to conquer the land. With sheer power and devastation the Mongol army left the Russians fearing that the Mongols were veritably sent by God as a retribution for their sins and wrongdoings. Due the dark times brought about by the Mongol incursion, the Orthodox Church rose as a power symbol for the Russian people to look upon for faith and hope. People used the Orthodox Church for guidance and solace during this period. This also led to the rise of Russian monasticism which would in turn play a major role in the conversion of such people as the Finno-Ugric tribes and the Zyrianians, as well as the colonization of the northern regions of Russia. The conquest of Russia by the steppe people …show more content…

The initial population wipe was brought on by violent and destructive ways of conquering the people of Eurasia. The Mongols depopulated areas by destroying whole towns and cities while also destroying vital crops and facilities needed to survive.Some have estimated that the Mongol invasions killed more people than any other war if one adjusted for global population levels, where up to 5% of the planet may have been killed during the invasions. The harsh and brutal warfare the Mongols used also caused many people to leave the area and seek refuge in other places which contributed to the mass population loss. Although the invasion already accounted for a majority of the population loss during this period, additionally it is believed that the Mongols help spread the bubonic plague across Eurasia through their conquest and trade paths . The black plague otherwise known as the Black Death, was estimated to kill about 30 percent of the European population which devastated populace

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