On the other hand, the Vikings did not only create mayhem, they also were skilled traders and well-organized in performing illegal activities, such as: Raiding of ports and villages, stealing and looting, but only when necessary.
The European economy at the time was boosted by a combination of all these activities that somehow built the path for trading routes.
The Vikings were responsible for one of the many well managed and vibrant states like Normandy, which was established in 911 A.D. Normandy was an independent state with an organized government which allowed the Vikings to expand more freely throughout those territories and that is how England was founded in …show more content…
After Khan’s death in 1227 the Mongolian empire had expanded in to China, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
In 1236, Genghis Khan’s son Ogodei started his conquest of Europe and by 1240 his army had take possession of what is known today as Ukraine and Russia. Within two years, the Mongols were able to control Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. An unsuccessful campaign was attempted over Poland and Germany, but with the death of Ogodei a power struggle came upon for the command of the Mongol empire jeopardizing all war campaigns and activities in the field. The Mongols were able to rule and control a large area of Eastern Europe but no other region to the west of Hungary.
During its run in Europe, the Mongol Empire created terror by destroying towns and killing all the residents, seizing crops and livestock as a way to supply their army and to continue with the conquest. With expansion of the Mongol empire new trade routes were created, routes that connected the west of China and Mongolia to Europe. These routes permitted the trade of goods, military supplies and forces and as well as disease. It is said that the bubonic plague that eliminated about a 3rd of Europe’s population in the 1300 made its way from central china via the trades …show more content…
One of those routes was the silk route which permitted trade of new goods from Asia to Europe, cultural exchanges and knowledge. A figure that emerged from the trade and exploration of the silk route is Marco Polo.
The unification of Russia came as a positive aspect under the period of Mongol control. Before the Mongols, the Russian population was separated and organized into small self governing regions, but in order for the Russian people to defeat the Mongol empire, they had to