The Mongolian-style democracy that was established by Genghis Khan and maintained by his successors left many legacies which continued to impact the world long after the disintegration of the empire. Genghis Khan created written laws, called the Great Yassa, which became so influential ...
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...ickly 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 excellence of the Mongol generals and led to many future empires employing many of the empire’s techniques.
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