Then, when religious movements predicting the end of the world began to challenge authority, Zhu Yuanzhang rose against Mongol rule. Zhu, after founding the Ming dynasty, declared himself the Hongwu emperor and defeated Mongol leaders in northern China. Eventually, the Ming dynasty developed a centralized system of putting people in hierarchies. The Ming were able to create a large, stable society because of its bureaucracy. China’s extensive population made it difficult to rule, but under Zhu’s system of killing off seemingly threatening soldiers, scholars, and even his own bureaucracy, the Ming stayed powerful for a long time.
The Mongols were a group of nomadic people who throughout history invaded, conquered, and dominated multiple civilizations. China and Russia are an example of these dominated civilizations that were conquered in the early 13th century. These two dominations of different regions brought about many political and economic changes but the styles of influence varied from each other as the Mongols has direct control over the Chinese but allowed local princes to govern Russia as long as they behaved and paid tribute. Also both Russia and China were allowed to practice their own religion. On the contrary, there were some similar economic influences caused by the Mongols on both Postclassical civilizations such as the economy improving with trading routes.
“Temujin married Borte, cementing the alliance between the Konkirat tribe and his own.” ("Biography.com"). Temujin was greatly feared among the Mongols, as he was known for his ruthlessness, cunning, and his ferocity. “…by 1196 he had become powerful enough to assert personal control over all of the Mongol tribes” (Adler and Pouwels, 239-41). In 1206, Temujin had conquered nearly all of central and eastern Mongolia, and through a council of clan elders, he was proclaimed to be Chinghis Khan, also known as Genghis Khan. “For the first time in their history, the Mongols were united under one leader.” (Adler and Pouwels, 239-41).
The Mongols were very important because they created nations like Russia and Korea, smashed the feudal system and created international law, and created the first free trade zone. In the beginning of the Mongol Empire, they mostly lived in foothills bordering the Siberian forests mixing heroing and hunting. They also became really good at archery and riding horses. The main reason the Mongols came to be so powerful was all because of a man named Genghis Kahn. Genghis was born around 1162 with the name Temujin.
At the age of 10, his father was poisoned and killed in an attempt to extinguish his claim to leadership. Several subsequent attempts were made on Khan’s life for this same purpose. After the death of his father, Khan’s clan deserted him, his mother, and his six siblings in order to avoid the responsibility of feeding them. Shortly after this desertion, Khan killed his older brother in order to take over as head of the ruined household. At the age of 16, Khan married Borte of the Konkirat tribe.
Lanham Tyler Lanham Mrs Culler H period 5-9-14 Inside The Life of Genghis Khan In 1162-1227, the time of Genghis Khan, the world in the eastern hemisphere was greatly changing. Genghis Khan spent a large portion of his life exploring, conquering, and expanding throughout Asia, leaving an extensive legacy behind. Mongolian warrior and ruthless leader, Genghis Khan created the largest empire in the world by destroying individual tribes and clans in northeast Asia, and in turn unified the tribes in Mongolia and left a legacy that his ancestors followed by conquering places as far as Poland, Vietnam, and Korea. Genghis Khan was born in 1162 in what is now known as modern day Mongolia. Because his father was poisoned by enemy clans after betraying them, when Khan was at the age of ten, he built a strong hatred towards people in general, and he sought revenge.
During Temujin’s childhood there were many circumstances that contributed to becoming the leader of Mongolia. For example, when Temujin was nine, his father was poisoned by the Tatars, family rivals, leaving Temujin fatherless. The tribespeople refused to accept him as their leader in place of his father because he was too young. There were numerous conflicts amongst the tribe regarding who would assume the leadership role. Ultimately, the tribe members abandoned Temujin along with his mother and brothers.
One conqueror who possessed these qualities was Genghis Khan, the leader of the Mongol Horde. Around 1162, near the present-day border between Mongolia and Siberia, a child clutching his own blood clot was born (Genghis Khan BBC Part 1/5) . The child, named Temujin, later Genghis Khan, was a ruthless conqueror and leader as well as a fearsome warrior. As a young leader of his tribe, he knew he was born to dictate and show the world what ‘illiterate’ Mongols could achieve. Over his lifetime, Khan, along with the help of his sons, conquered the more land than anyone in the pages of history.
The Mongols are well known in history as the largest contiguous empire in human history. At the Empire 's height, the Mongols occupied 11 to 12 million contiguous square miles and Genghis Khan, the ruler of the Mongols, liberated the people of the land he conquered. With all of the land Genghis Khan had acquired, trade flow was crucial to the survival of the Mongols. As of with great powers, they fall as quickly as they rise. Following the death of Genghis Khan in 1227, unrest within the Empire grew.
After a long time loyalty grew more obscure and the lords became too powerful and no longer obeyed the king. An alliance of the Rong tribesmen killed the Zhou king and the Zhou Dynasty couldn’t get full control over its vassals again bringing China into what is called the Warring States Period. The states fought and destroyed each other and were in constant warfare for a long period of time before finally the Qin took over. This king invented the title “emperor” because “king” grand enough. He also adopted the legali... ... middle of paper ... ...provinces, and the appointment of governors to collect taxes from them were just some of the things they got from China.