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.
How Barbaric were the Barbarians? The Mongols were a barbaric peoples that reigned with cruelty. They displayed their barbaric tendencies showed through in their invasion and destruction of Nishapur, Persia, their methods of execution, and their rules. Throughout all these events and topics, the Mongols show an extreme level of cruelty, shown by no other before them.
The Great Wall of Ancient China : Did the Benefits Outweigh the Costs? The Great Wall of China was built by the soldiers and the peasants, but they were controlled by the Han and the Qin Dynasty. The Wall was meant the keep the Mongols (intruders) out . In fact, however the benefits did not outweigh the cost of The Great Wall of China. According to document C it states " soldiers were forced to leave families and villages for several years" and " tens of thousands soldiers died from hunger, sickness, and extreme heat or cold. "
When China was invaded by the Mongols in 1276 C.E. I, a Chinese Confucian scholar, was fascinated with the Mongols endeavor to ingratiate themselves into Confucian China. They adopted many of the policies and rituals that Confucianist pursed. The Mongols also demonstrated the five relationships by displaying the capability and power of their ruler compared to the capability and power of a subject. I believe that Genghis Khan and his descendants are not guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity because they pursued to flatter the people who followed Confucianism, adopted many of their traditions, and spread the Confucian philosophy throughout their
“All the peasants and soldiers to the wall.” Imagine being a laborer and having to contribute in the construction of the wall. During the Qin and Han dynasties, the Great Wall of China was built. The continuous wall protected the dynasties from the Mongols. The benefits of the wall did not outweigh the costs because of the soldiers , the economy that went down, and the forced labor from peasants and laborers.
1) Hi, I’m Valeria Tasinato, and I’m going to talk about Korean comfort women, and some photos related to them, shot during the battle of Mount Song, happened during World War II, and fought by Japanese soldiers against Chinese and American forces. But first, who were “comfort women”? With the term “comfort women” we refer to women who were sexually exploited by Japanese military during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Second World War. They were from territories occupied by the Japan’s Empire, and the majority of them were Japanese, Korean, and Chinese; but even Filipino, Taiwanese, Burmese, Indonesian, Dutch and Australian women were interned. 2)
In comparison to other countries around the world, America has the highest incarceration rate (Class Discussion). Yet still, crime remains at a constant state. Other countries, such as Germany and Norway, have low incarceration rates, low crimes rates, and prefer rehabilitative alternatives to incarceration (Class Discussion). The irony of America, is that for decades evidence has indicated a crime decrease, incarceration increase, and defects in the criminal justice systems effort to prevent reoffending. A benefiting factor of high incarceration rates is the increase of free labor from prisoners.
In the 1400s, the Mongols were largely coming out of Mongol rule. There were both advantages and disadvantages to Mongol influence. One of the advantages was the establishment of a tribute government, not a full government. This allowed for a system which was more efficient and put more power into the hands of the ruler. Another advantage was the adoption of Mongol dress and social habits.