10th Language Arts
6 December 2013
Modern Day Influences of the Mongolian Empire
Mongolia was the largest contiguous land empire in human history. It existed in the 13th and 14th centuries, however its traditions and influences can be found all throughout the world today. The Mongolian Empire was due to the unification of the Mongol and Turkic tribes under the rule of Genghis Khan in 1206. This paramount empire connected the east and west using Pax Mongolica which allowed trade all throughout Eurasia. However, the Mongolian Empire’s importance did not die with the fall of the Empire in 1368, but the vital influences remain significant even today.
One of the Mongolian impacts lead to the diffusion of culture and technology, which could not have been possible without the innovative, intelligent, and unique fighting styles the Mongols used to dominate. The Mongols are commonly stereotyped as brutal and ruthless, however this amount of hegemony and destruction allowed the Mongolian Empire to successfully distribute goods to the places they conquered, which was highly impactful considering that the Mongolian Empire is the largest land Empire known to man. This allowed the Mongols to expand the different ideas of culture much faster. This also granted the Mongols ability to use their astonishing conquering skills to breed new forms of goods as well as create improvements on the ones already made by working together with the different people in the places that they conquered.
While spreading various types of culture, the Mongols also constructed numerous new ways to connect Europe and Asia. As the Mongols conquered and spread into central Europe they created improved ways of making roadways going to and from Asia to Europe. These roadways were much safer and easier to navigate. This made trade exchange from Asia to Europe much more efficient by creating a more accessible route allowing the trade form Asia to Europe to flourish.
The Mongols encouraged as well as...