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...utal military tactics, and rumors spreading fear of the atrocities the enemies of the Mongols faced, which allowed their power to grow. As a result, the Mongols left a legacy of destruction by burning and pillaging civilizations some that stood for 350 years or more to strike fear into their enemies and to expand their empire. Soon rumors would spread contributing to the disorder Mongols caused since many Christian civilizations believed they served the antichrist resulting in disorder and panic spreading throughout many communities. Although, the Mongols would revolutionize trade once Genghis Khan took over the Silk Road the use of their military tactics, destruction of civilizations to expand their empire, and stories of the atrocities they committed would result in their legacy leaving behind destruction and disruption instead of a legacy of renewal and innovation.
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