The Mongols: The Rise And Fall Of The Mongol Empire

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Widely known as a popular East-Central Asian ethnic group, the Mongols eventually ruled most of Russia, Persia, Korea, Southeast Asia, China, India, eastern Europe, and the Middle East. They were a mixture of prairie and also forest people. They originated north from present-day Mongolia. Typically, the Mongols stayed in circular tents and changed campgrounds according to the season. While living on the steppes was a struggle, their diet consisted of livestock and other animal products. This greatly increased their muscle mass since they took in so much protein. Conquering and expanding their empire was done by having a well-disciplined military with skilled leaders. Mongol archers were extremely skilled with the bows being dangerously accurate at over 200 yards. …show more content…

The thirteenth century was when Mongol forces entered northern China and easily defeated the Jin army. Taking boats to fight along rivers and canals was how they conquered the semitropical south. The campaigns and conquests brought Afro-Eurasian worlds together. The development of their empire affected trade networks across Afro-Eurasia since trade and migration expanded to longer distances. Merchants, travelers, and scholars acted as cultural intermediaries which brought the land together. China’s economy increased since its trade extended to even Africa. The trade also helped shaped Afro-Eurasia into discovering a culture and helped show other parts of the world. Eventually, people felt a need to have some kind of government representative. Different countries began developing their own identity and were coming together simultaneously. There was much activity and participation in the world. The Mongol empire arose, and eventually parts of it continued for a very long time. The areas in which it arose are what we recognize as the common cultural areas of

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