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    The Mongols of the Mongol Empire – the largest empire in history – have been characterized as hellish brutes with eyes only for pillaging and raping by contemporary depictions. The Mongol Empire dominated over 33 million square kilometers throughout Eurasia that stretched from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Black and Baltic Seas in the East, and the plains of Siberia in the North to the Himalayas in the South. The Mongol way of life and societal expansion hinged on the constant need to conquer new lands and raid them for their resources. Despite their negative image and military tactics, first hand accounts of the empire and dealings with the Khans from the thirteenth century emissaries Juviani, William of Rubruck, and Marco Polo have…

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    The Mongol Empire By Stefan From 1206 to 1366 the Mongols took over so much land they had the largest contiguous land empire in history. The Mongols were so big and important they impacted not only everyone in Europe and Asia, but they impacted the entire world history. It is believed that they impacted the world in a positive way. For example, the Mongols influenced the creation of new inventions by bringing new ideas and materials into different lands, combining cultures and raw materials. In…

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    The Mongols

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    The Mongols were a nomadic people who grazed their horses and sheep on the vast, treeless plains, of Central Asia. Rival Mongol clans spent much of their time warring with one another. In the early 1200s, however, a brilliant Mongol chieftain united these warring tribes. This chieftain took the name Genghis Khan, meaning “Universal Ruler.” Under his leadership, Mongol armies swept to triumph. In the 13th century CE the Mongols created the largest connected land mass empire in the history of the…

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    The Mongols Impact

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    The Mongols Impact on the World In the thirteenth century, a small tribe from the grassland in modern day Kazakhstan called a steppe were just simple nomads at the time. However, a man named Temujin became a fearless clan leader titled Genghis Khan. He brought the nomadic people together to form the Mongols, and they conquered most of Asia. The Mongols did many terrible things during their conquering. They killed thousands of people and destroyed towns and crops, but actually, their impact was…

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    The Mongol Army

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    The impact the Mongol army had on the Middle East Throughout history many civilizations have risen and fallen, from the Macedonian Empire lead by Alexander the Great to the Roman Empire that rose under the rule of Augustus. These great empires have conquered weaker civilizations to incorporate into their own or to destroy potential threats. In either scenario, these civilizations/religions have been changed for the remainder of their history. The period from the 8th century to the 13th century…

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    The Mongol Conquests

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    Before they were known for creating the largest land empire in history, the Mongols were pastoral nomads who relied on their animals for survival. The Mongols moved several times a year in search of food and water for their herds. The Mongol lifestyle and continual migrations prevented them from transporting reserves of food and supplies. This made them extremely vulnerable to the environment. During the 13th century is when the Mongol Conquests took place. This resulted in the extensive Mongol…

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    The Mongols were a group of ferocious barbarians who traveled throughout most of Eurasia primarily interested in killing, plundering and conquering foreign lands. The Mongols started off as small ethnic groups living in villages scattered throughout China and areas of Russia. The Mongols were skilled warriors and readily invaded regions of China and Russia. Due to their strong armies, they were easily able to conquer lands that weren’t as powerful as they were. Throughout years of conquest the…

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    The Mongols were a group of nomadic tribes occupying the Eurasian Steppe. Genghis Khan united these tribes in the 13th century and quickly established a large empire. This empire became the largest land empire in history. Although the Mongolian Invasions of the 13th Century CE increased trade and aided in the cross-cultural pollination of ideas and cuisine, these achievements came at the expense of upwards of fifty million lives during the span of their brutal conquests. The Mongolian…

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    Nomads Vs Mongols

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    in the world we have today. In Eurasia, which is modern day Europe and Asia, there were many strong groups of nomadic people who moved frequently. Two of these groups were the Mongols and the Seljuk nomads. Although there are many reasons, these nomadic groups moved more often because of environmental, social, and political problems in their lands. To begin, the Mongols were a strong nomadic powerhouse located originally in the East steppes of Central Asia through the 13th and 14th century.…

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    Mongol Culture

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    such group is the Mongols, a nomadic tribe notorious for both their alleged depravity and despotic founder, Genghis Khan. However, much of this legacy was founded on myth, as opposed to true barbarism. By definition, in order to be civilized, a group must be intellectually, culturally, socially, and materially advanced in human society. To this end, through their military tactics, religious tolerance, encouragement of the arts, legal system, hospitality, infrastructure, and trade, the civilized…

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