The Legacy Of Genghis Khan And The Mongol Empire

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Under the rule of Genghis Khan and his successors during the 13th and 14th centuries (between the years 1206-1368), the Mongol Empire, with a military force of unparalleled strength, succeeded in unifying large regions in order to establish new economies and create the largest contiguous land empire in history. By having a democracy similarly present within the Roman Empire and adopting a structure comparable to the satraps of the Persian Empire, the Mongol Empire’s organized government assisted the Great Khans’ efforts in achieving the unification of regions stretching from Hungary to the Pacific. Adding to what was already a powerful cavalry, Mongol leaders utilized battle tactics, military strategies, and adopted siege weaponry from those…show more content…
Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire paved the way for discoveries and breakthroughs in numerous fields and created a huge economic boom by creating the first international postal system and incorporating religions, trade, technologies and customs of conquered…show more content…
By dividing his soldiers into units of ten without regard to kin, Genghis Khan weakened group loyalties and ensured that his armies worked cohesively with the sole purpose of victory. In less than two decades, the Mongol forces grew from one hundred thousand to several hundred thousand. Despite being outnumbered on several occasions, the Mongols’ usage of battle tactics, military strategies, systematic terror, and skill with horses secured victories time and time again. By using surprise tactics and coordinated ambush attacks, the Mongols were able to quickly defeat Kwarazmiam forces even though they were outnumbered and despite the heavy fortification of the Kwarazmiam empire’s capital city, Samarkand. Using the brilliant maneuvers put into place by Genghis Khan, his successors, and his generals, the walls were breached and the city was left in total devastation after only ten days when the capital was expected to hold out for months. After conquering the Persians and Chinese, the Mongol Empire learned their siege weaponry and the use of gunpowder in order to make their cavalry an even larger threat. By accepting and adapting new methods, their skilled warriors became an army equipped with the best technology available. The success of the Mongol soldiers while using their extensive list of defenses showed the

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