The mongols were a poor, nomadic people. Divided into tribes or clans, they fought with themselves. Ghengis is popular because he is able to unite them by appealing to the peasants. The people hold true power. Swiftly with fast horses and amazing archery, they were able to conquer large areas of territory. The video compared them to the romans and alexander which i believe is an unfair comparison. The romans had humble origins and fought against bitter enemies before emerging as a superpower. Eventually, they fought some of the most civilized and advanced people sof the times. The governing system of the roman is also way more complex. But ghengis is guven alot of military credit. The majority of the territory he conquered was poorly defended, lacked advanced civilizations, and was an easy win. His tactucs werent impressive as he depended on the horse archer. Even still, he brought nearlt a third of the world to its knees. He had religious freedom, but besides that, not much can be said. His government was an empire in dynasties. The people though, he had a phuge effect on. Mongols had a bad reputation as warriors and were merciless. So instead of pitched battles, manu cities gave up. He also sacked, burned and pillaged many a town. This wasnt uncommon for any conquerer though. Almost 12% of the worlds population is descended from him, which shows how unruly a conquering general could be. Still, he opened up trade throughout asia and left an impressive legacy as a general.
I really like your answer. It was very thorough about Genghis Kahn's life. I think that he was really incredible. I am very shocked at how easily he was able to appeal to the lower class. Even though the rich didn't like him that much, I think that he had the upper hand because he made the majority of the people like him. Do you like Alexander or Ghengis Kahn better?
I really liked your answer about how he shaped the world, and how they had good military tactics
I agree Keegan I liked the military tactics. Neil your answer was great. And why do you like Alexander better than Genghis khan? What are the specific reasons you have for liking him?
Kahn had to unite the Mongol nations which caused a civil war which he won. He promoted people on merit not by family position. He brought lower classes into his own people causing the rich to hate him and the poor to love him. The mongols concured a lot of land. That also concured a lot of people. The mongols reinvigurated cross-Eurasian trade. The mongols valued trade because they could tax it. It was onse said that someone felt so safe they they could walk from on end of the Mongol nation to the other and not worry about ever getting robbed if they had a gold plate on their head. The Mongols also created the Yam system. Genghis Kahn should be remember as a wise man who used the poor to concure many nations and people. He started a very big movement.
Do you think it was a good idea for Kahn to use the poor in war?
Shaylee I'm answering your question. I think it was a good idea because for some reason militia always has so much more determination and grit for winning or killing. And I think that's one of the main reasons why they conquered so much was because of there will to kill. They were all from a similar place by being poor. And they could trust eachother and stay together. Genghis khan brought them together and had a great idea and tactic by doing that.
The mongols were divided into clans and tribes. Kahn was able to unite these people whom had "stated their differences." He was very unique because he was very well liked by the peasants or people who didn't have a large amount of money. If he could get them on his side, he could do anything. With enough people on your side, you have conquer a large amount of things. He was able to do that because he appealed to the majority of the people (peasants). He also said that you could move up in society if you worked hard. He believed that people should be promoted by merit and not by their family's position in life. This is one of the many things that got the "lower class" on his side. He was able to conquer a lot of land. The mongols were kind of different people. They valued trade because they were able to make a lot of money off of it by taxing all trade. People once believed that someone could walk from end to end of the Mongol nation while wearing a gold plate without worrying about getting robbed. Even in some places today, we worry about getting robbed. Genghis Kahn should definitely be remembered by many things. He should be remembered for conquering a large amount of land in such a small amount of time. He should also be noticed for appealing to so many people in the lower class. This is what really helped him succeed throughout his life.
If the Mongols were such violent people and poor people, why don't you think they didn't rob?
I think they might have known what it was like to have something taken from them, so they chose to not take from people who had little. They also might have thought that it was not worth taking from someone who couldn't give up any valuable items. That it a very good question. They were violent, but someone would also be safe enough to walk around with a gold plate without having to be worried about getting robbed
They robbed every city they sacked, pillaging and plundering. Unless of course you bribed them or submitted to them.
I liked your answer because you described how he united people and offered a better life than being poor or a peasant
Since the Mongols were divided into tribes and clans, Kahn united them. he was liked by the poor because he gave them food and money. he reminds me of Robin Hood in a way. Once he had a large group of people on his side that respected him, he could do anything because the majority of the people agreed with him. he was also the one who first thought of that if you work hard, you will move up in society, which in some ways is true. He thought that people should be judged by the way they honor others and society, and not by their position in life. They valued trade because they taxed all trade they made. It was said that you could wear a gold plate and never get robbed. I was very surprised about this because they seem like violent people. They where also poor, so why didn't they rob? Kahn could be remembered as a loyal and trustworthy guy because he kept his promises to the poor. He can also be remembered for his great leadership in a big role.
Genghis Kahn brought all of the Mongolian tribes together to form one nation. He helped the poor and formed a vast army. He changed Mongols from warring clans into one united people. His invading armies took the different beliefs of conquered people and helped spread them across Asia. Kahn should remember as a wise leader and helped the poor and the poor helped him conquer nations.
Genghis Kahn had a major historical significance because he was a great military leader and he conquered as much land as the Romans did in only 25 years where as the Roman empire did it in 400 years. He also has a great significance because every one in 200 people are direct descendants of him so every day is the birthday of many descendants of Genghis Kahn. The mongols were poor nomads that were divided into clans and tribes and they shaped the world by giving religious freedoms to others and making a great system of government that works today. They also shaped the world militarily by having great tactics such as biological warfare and archers on horses. I think Genghis Kahn should be remembered as a great ruler and military leader conquering much of Asia.
Genghia khan was huge in the historical field. He was the leader of the Mongols who were like a militia. It was field with poor people. It was divided into little groups of harsh and burtal people not scared of dieing or killing in cold blood. Genghis Kahn was only famous because of the way he united the people. They were one of the first to ride horses to go to war. They had very complex and great archery weapons. He was only successful because he conquered areas that wernt e very powerful or had a great defense part. Most of there victims gave up when they were bein raided by the mongols because they were so brutal and had no mercy what's so ever. One of the things that stand out to me is that around 12% of the worlds population is related or descendants of him. Which is weird but kinda cool fact. It also shows that he was not very sincere because he would take advantage of women. One of the postive sides of him is that he found a bunch of trade routes through asia. And still has mad a huge impact as a general. He was interesting to learn about. His military power is the most fascinating to me. Mainly for his powerful and very accurate bows.
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