Comparision of the Aztec and Mongol Empires Essays

Comparision of the Aztec and Mongol Empires Essays

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The Aztec and Mongol empires were large, expansive realms that shared many similarities in their rise to power, but also had some differences. The Aztec and Mongol Empire's rise to power were similar politically in that they both conquered neighboring nations, similar socially in that their social structures both emphasized warriors, but were different economically in that the Aztecs relied on tributes from conquered lands to fund their expansion whereas the Mongols destroyed lands they conquered to prevent challenges to their power.
The Aztec and Mongol empires were similar, politically, in their rise to power. Both empires came from humble roots and were unified under a single ruler in their rise to power. The Mongol empire was united under Chinggis Khan (the universal ruler), who united many of the separate nomadic Mongol clans into one cohesive state. The Aztec empire originally started out humbly, being relocated many times due to their behavior and were forced to settle in the marshy lands of Lake Texcoco. However, under the rule of "the Obsidian Serpent" Itzcoatl and Motecuzo...

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