Mongolians and other raiders posed a serious threat to China’s frontier. Dealing with these invaders consumed resources that could have otherwise been used to solve the issues with trade. While China turned away from the outside world, Europe was constantly making expeditions to foreign lands. Their naval ventures allowed them to spread their influence and power throughout the
Native Americans did not fight in the same manner as the British and some of their practices lead to mistrust and conflict with their British allies. The number of Natives also dependent on British gifts of food and clothing was also becoming unsustainable. The alliance would further be hampered by the deaths of strong leaders on both sides that held the fragile alliance together. The British were caught in a difficult situation. Although natives and US soldiers both scalped the dead, killed prisoners, and plundered civilians,
Lakota Sioux Indians--What You Didn’t Know As many of you probably know, most Americans aren’t very knowledgeable about the people who were here before them. The Native Americans. There are so many misconceptions and just plain wrong beliefs of the Lakota and their way of life. Some Americans only see the Lakota Indians as savage, uncivilized, uneducated, conquered people who were dependent on others. Very few really understand who the Lakota were and how their way of life was different from Americans today.
The Mauryans conquered a lot of territory throughout their rule but not near as much as China’s empires. China’s empires influenced much of the west, while the Mauryan empires mainly stayed on the subcontinent of India. The Mauryans used the Ashashastra as guide on how to rule their government successfully. The Gupta ruled less area than the Mauryans but left a lasting impression on India. The Gupta empire had a more spread out ruling style of their empire.
This society authored by the Chinese had its benefits and its drawbacks. To begin with, the Chinese society had many positive attributes which greatly shaped classical China. Firstly, slavery in China was found within the aristocratic estates, but the Chinese did not really rely on slavery as the engine to its economy, so relatively the slave population in China was small. Secondly, the Chinese people were “religiously” diverse by accepting belief systems from Confucianism, to Daoism, to Legalism, and even the polytheist religion during the prime of the Zhou dynasty. This sharing and diversity of religious thought greatly shaped the Chinese Empire as a divine culture and in intellectual advance.
The Mongols had a lasting impression on the Chinese. The Yuan emperors had “improved upon the canals, transportation, and communication” to have a better outcome on trade profits (Doc 6). The Chinese hadn’t thought of boosting up their economy in this way; their idea was to produce more not make it easier to travel. In addition, the Mongols has a great system to get the word out to people the “messengers travel throughout his dominions more than 200,00 horses” (Doc. 8).
Bazil, being a lawyer, had given Joe a falsehood of his power’s extent; Joe had thought Bazil handled preeminent legal cases, including cases of murder and land restoration. However, we know that this is false. In the context of sovereignty, the native Americans have very little in legal cases such as those including murder and rape. Not being able to prosecute these cases in tribal courts and many times denied by federal courts, true jurisdiction was often never reached. The majority of suspects would
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.
“Deeply attached to their homeland and terrified by the difficulties earlier immigrants had encountered, many Cherokees made no preparation to leave (123).” They already had ceded most of their land yet they were still forced out of the last thing they had left, their home. Many have died and weren’t allow access to their traditional medicine because Americans denied their traditional practices, wanting them to be more “civilized”. Being held against their will, the US made their living situations unsurvivable and continued on doing so after they have reconstructed their society in the west. “Having taken the Cherokees’ land and forced them to march across a third of the continent, the United States now further threatened the Cherokees’ sovereignty and existence as a people (143).” As if taking their lives, nations, and spirits wasn’t enough, the government continued the unjust treatment on Indians after relocating. From the beginning to end, the government never kept their promises.
Turner hesitates to mention anyone in his essay who is not male or Germanic or at least European, leaving out huge demographics of people who heavily influenced the West. The lack of recognition for the people who actually built the country, with or without choice, is detrimental to history and representation later on in America. The Europeans that came to America had very oppressive laws of property which they carried over with them. The Natives who had been living there for years had a very different concept of property; many believed that the land was gifted to everyone and no one person could own any part of that land. However, the Europeans refused this idea and saw this as an opportunity to take whatever they wanted.
In the eleventh century, China and the world of Islam were flourishing. However they were conquered and ruled by the Mongols. The political and economic effects of Mongol rule on China and the Middle East were similar but different in their own way. The Mongols toleration and acceptance of the religions in that region were slightly different from each other. The Mongols did not trust the Chinese, so they had foreigners come in to govern the people.
Due to China’s Warring Period after the Han Dynasty, Buddhism gained popularity because no imperial authority was around to enforce laws. Once an empire rose to power, Buddhism was turned against. Initially the Chinese defended Buddhism and its policies, but after centuries, others increasingly analyzed how Buddhism had not presence in older documents. Buddhism began to be blamed for the political and social problems of Chinese society. An additional document, such as a graph, that demonstrates actual numbers of Buddhist converts of this time period would help determine if the given documents’ author’s statements about Buddhism were accurate.
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.
The three main reasons colonists died was environmental issues, lack of settler skills, and relations with the Powhatans. The biggest reason colonists died was because of settler skills. Most people that went to America were gentleman or didn’t have an occupation (Smith). This evidence shows that a lot of people did not have any skills to do anything. “English colonists dug shallow wells to supply themselves with sources of water” (Blanton).
For instance, the Hopi and Zuni communities had an uneasy relationship that was characterized by conflicts (Digital History, n.d). These conflicts made it easy for such European foreigners as the Spanish to conquer the local communities. The second vulnerability that Native Americans suffer is that they lacked sophisticated weapons and tools (Cleary, n.d). They were unable to wage war against the European adventurers who possessed better equipment. For instance, the Spaniards were able to conquer American lands because they had access to complex equipment that allowed them to travel by sea and wage war (Cleary, n.d).