Mongol Military Qualities

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First, the leader of this Mongol military had many good personal qualities. According to his miserable childhood, he had developed fortitude. “When Temujin was nine years old, his father was poisoned by Tartar chiefs. Since he was much too young to rule, his clansmen deserted him. Temujin and his family (7 people total) moved to the most desolate areas of the steppes, eating roots and rodents for living.” (Waley-Cohen, 41-5“The Mongol Empire,”) Without Temujin’s father, this family was hard to exist in Mongol society which believes Law of the Jungle. So the suffering of the family slowly affected Temujin. He defied the strict hierarchical structure of the prairie and tried to challenge the destiny with reliable partner rather than with his …show more content…
“Like other nomadic armies, Chingis Khan's Mongol hordes were entirely cavalry, and the weakness of cavalry forces was the lack of ability to capture fortifications. Chingis realized this weakness and was quick to capture Chinese siege engineers to learn siege tactics.” (Waley-Cohen, 41-5“The Mongol Empire,”) That was a great evidence to show that Chingis Khan had superhuman political genius and organizational skills with a good learning ability. Furthermore, He made the unruly nomadic society of slavery become a great better feudal society. He also created a series of military and social system based on the actual situation at the time. “To ensure stability and cooperation between people of the tribes that he united, Chingis Khan installed a military superstructure to integrate all the peoples of his Empire. Furthermore, he decreed many specific laws and created an efficient administrative hierarchy. His horde would soon prove to be the most disciplined, the most powerful and the most feared army to ride from the …show more content…
In the thirteenth century, the Mongols had the most advanced art of warfare in the world. As Waley-Cohen said they had “The latest in world siege weapon technology, and a group of experienced lieutenants.” The military was good at making best use of the advantages and minimizing their weaknesses. For instance, when they invaded the Europe, they used their speed to against enemy because “The heavily armored European knights were no match for the quickness of the Mongol horsemen”. And they used cavalry’s highly mobile characteristics to lure the enemy attack and then pretended to retreat. “Meanwhile, King Bela of Hungary realized that the Mongol retreat was feigned, and were now actually closing in.” (Waley-Cohen, 41-5“The Mongol Empire,”) This tactic was so useful and often

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