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Why Mongols Were Barbaric Essay

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There has been great conversation about whether the Mongols were barbarians or acted Barbaric throughout their lifetime. When looking at the Mongol civilization to determine if they are barbaric or not depends on several factors, what does barbaric mean, how do the Mongol cities act, and how do their people act away from their cities. The major thing to look at when determining if the Mongols are barbaric, what classifies a barbarian and what does it mean to be barbaric. We can see that in the times of ancient Rome, barbarians are just foreigners to their land. The term barbaric has changed as time has changed from being a foreigner to acting uncivilized and being a savage people. So if we are using the old Roman term for barbarian; then yes the Mongols were barbarians, but we are…show more content…
Compare these Mongol laws to current times in America or Europe. People are worried at night because of safety and not only lock their houses but get extensive security systems and other protections against people doing them harm. If we, in the United States or in Europe, are not barbaric yet do not feel the same kind of safety as the Mongol people felt, how are the Mongols barbaric. Along with these strict laws, the Mongols also showed strict morals with respect for each other, not get drunk often; but the Mongols were still very socially open to and enjoyed drinking in consideration. These morals have been around since Jesus’ time and He used them in his teachings, so if Jesus preached these morals and he the most perfect man accept them, how can the Mongols be seen as barbaric? Another thing that the Mongols did that showed their intelligence and civilizedness is their extensive post stations. These stations held fresh horses used for messengers to help them reach their destination much quicker. These stations were placed strategically along the road usually 25 miles