Genghis Khan And Kublai Kh An Analysis

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When looking back on history of the greatest rulers in history, it is difficult not to mention the names of Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan. Genghis Khan, of course, is known for the creation of the Mongol Empire, the largest in the world, through the destruction of tribes in Northeastern Asia. While Kublai Khan, who was Genghis Khan’s grandson, was an emperor of the Mongol Empire and found of the Yuan Dynasty in China. In the 13th century, it is an incredible feat that these figures led invaders into the governing the vast Mongol Empire. This brings into question, how they actually govern this empire. In this paper, I propose that these great figures were able to govern such a vast empire by exercising high religious tolerance with their rule, while holding on to patrimonialism through gaining and maintaining respect of disciples. The acceptance of different religions was factor that both of these Mongol emperors were known for during their time of ruling. In addition, the both Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan did not drastically change the social structure to parts of …show more content…
Similarly, for Kublai Khan, he kept the ways of life between the Mongols and the Chinese separated, known as divide-and-rule tactics, which left many customs and ways of life unchanged. The divisions of social classes between the Mongols; the central Asians; the Chinese, Korean, and Juchen; and the southern Chinese, was a way for Kublai to enforce the divide-and-rule tactic to gain success within his empire (Byers, 1998). This tactic can be seen as a way of appeasing the people, since there was not much change to how their originally functioned, then it is less likely that the people rebel against the leader. Most of their change and governing came in with their warfare and

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