Mongols Influence On Eurasia

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In the period 1200 to 1400 Eurasia was the home to the Mongols. During this time the Mongols conquered and ruled many parts of Eurasia. Mongols were pastoralists who lived on the Asian steppes. They lived in mobile tents called yurts and depended on their horses for everything from food to clothing. They were experts at horseback riding, as it was taught from a young age. They traded with settled societies for products they could not obtain from their horses. Even though the Mongols were just pastoralists, they were feared by many since they were skilled at fighting while riding their horses and had great military tactics, which led them to prey on weak cities. The Mongols were able to rule Eurasia because they were skilled at archery while on horseback and in every other aspect of warfare. This impacted all of Eurasia by increasing commerce/communication and…show more content…
Since the Mongols were skilled at archery while on horseback, they had an advantage of having the upper hand against ordinary foot soldiers. Mongols were very smart and so they were known to forcibly relocate and use artists, musicians, and administrators to help govern and make their empire strong and successful. The Mongols usually interrogate prisoners to find out how to use psychological warfare, and eventually, they became pretty good at it. They caused fear in their enemies by tying branches on both sides of their horses so that the dust roundabout was thick and huge and it sounded/looked like twice the size of their actual army. This obviously scared their enemy. The Mongols sometimes slaughter, destroy then burn entire cities. This, in turn, caused other cities nervousness and would surrender rather than fight the Mongols in fear that they might end up just like them. Because the Mongols were good at all aspects of warfare they were successful in conquering
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