An eyewitness reveals that, “their [Mongols] arms are bows, iron maces, and in some instances, spears…defensive armor made from buffalo…can live for a month on the milk of their mares…they [Mongols] are most obedient to their chiefs.” The Mongols were very determined towards conquering territory as clearly shown by their tools, armor, and their commitment. The Mongols had a barbaric way of living and consumed almost little to no food while conquering other territories. They did not care about their lives at all because they exposed themselves to dangerous things. Despite their brutal behavior, the Mongols respected the higher-ranking officials. They dedicated themselves to their work immensely as they would spend almost two days on their horses only.
The question that comes up when studying the Mongols is always, were they truely a brutal people in all aspects of life? The Mongol people used fear to an advantage in battle, and tactics that were uncommon for many if not all armies. Originally a nomatic people that were constantly at war. They lived a simple life with only their animals to provide food, for food wouldn’t grow where they lived. They took over much of Asia within the time of one ruler that united different clans to have a common goal.
Mongols warriors swept across much of Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Their territory extended from Korea to Poland, and from Vietnam to Syria. The Mongols were considered barbarians. For the ancient Greek, “barbs” simply means foreigner. By the 1200s the term was used as a much more negative term referring to the people that lived beyond the pale of civilization, people were savage, evil.
When the mongols attack the city, they killed everyone on that city. They destroyed irrigation canals so that city would not rise again. Genghis Khan sent an army into Russia and defeated a large army. The Mongols would controlled most of southern Russia. Genghis Khan controlled central Asia, so he also controlled the silk road train.
Many people think Khan was just a brutal warrior. While a lot of the things he did were awful, he actually welcomed a wide range of people and their beliefs., “In ruling over his empire, he exhibited an unusual tolerance of such differences for his era, yet his forces killed millions of people” (Behnke p. 6). He probably did this because he needed to build a huge army of warriors. Khan’s empire started in Mongolia, which resided in east central Asia, north of China and south of Russia. Khan’s home, way of life and entire culture were different than mine and most of the rest of the students in our class, “Among the Mongols themselves were many
The Mongols have done many things to impact the future of Asia and the world. Whether they had a positive or negative. The mongols had a positive on the world they were able to impact the world in more ways that one.The Mongols conquered miles of land,developed war tactics and their way of life day in and day out The Mongols were able to conquer vast areas of land through the 13th century. They conquered over most of modern day Russia, China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Persia, India, Middle East and Eastern Europe. This was 11 to 12 million square miles.
Were the Mongols as heinous as historians make them out to be? The mongols began as a small tribe in Central Asia that expanded their rule tremendously. They established the largest connected empire in all of the world’s history. In this Data Based Question, there is examples of how the Mongols exemplify leadership but mostly savagery. The Mongols had an impressive army that conquered many countries and displayed their powerful.
Another thing our group talked about was what Ottomans did to prevent rebellion. Which lead us to inspect their careful management of religions and other nomadic tribes through political power. We talked about the motivation behind the ottomans to suppress and take away power from these groups of people and we came to the conclusion that it was to create stability. So muslim governors took away the christian bishops
The Mongols soon abandoned Champa as an attainable source, but the war in Annam would continue until the end of Kublai Khan’s reign. Kublai Khan failed badly in his attempts to gain control of Vietnam, but it is these attempts that led to Vietnam’s creation of border and cultures. The once disperse nation with little identity became unified through the war with the Mongols. From language, to trade, to tradition and religion, Vietnam could have become a vastly different country if it were have fallen to Chinese influence and control. Kublai Khan may have failed in his attempts to take control over Vietnam and Champa, but his failures set the contingencies of what was to become a new