Positive And Negative Impacts Of The Mongols

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The Mongol Empire is one of the greatest empires in the whole entire world. Their strategy is unknown but they used their great tactics piece by piece to take over. We have a good idea that their first interaction the Mongols had with Russia on the river of Kalka in 1223 was an accident but still had a significant impact in history. With their army of 200,000 men they slowly conquered cities including Kiev. The ones that survived like Novgorod became apart of the Golden Horde. In 1237 Batu Khan who was Genghis Khans grandson invades Russia vastly and by 1240 the City of Kiev was burned as well as other Russian cities were destroyed like Moscow, Kolomna and Ryazan. The Mongols were organized by clan lines and lived in nomadic ways in their Yursts (mobile tents), which were dragged by oxen’s. They had short-term impacts as well like the burning down of many Russian cities and destroying many churches. The Mongols had both positive and negative impacts on Russia. The negative impacts including the burning down of many cities, taking their land, cattle, bringing the bubonic plague all across Russia which killed a vast majority of Europe’s population. The Mongols impacted the Russian people in many ways over the two centuries under their empire. Although the Russians looked at the Mongols as a punishment from god, they influenced the Russian…show more content…
The impact with their military is very extensive, they used intelligent ways to conquer over many lands. The Mongols were really good at hunting and riding horses. Also, they were smart with their armor wear because underneath they would wear silk so when they were to get struck by an arrow it would make the pullout easier on their wounds as well as protecting themselves from poison to enter their bodies. They wore heavy wool for boots and guarded their legs with iron plates that were carefully sewn to their

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