First off, Mongols are known for whipping out countries all over the place. Genghis Khan was not satisfied to rule only his fellow Mongolians. Under his leadership the armies of Mongolia first conquered the other steppe travelers. As time went on they became more powerful. They also provided thousands of soldiers to fight in the Mongolian armies. In 1211 an army of over 50,000 horsemen invaded China. The Mongols had all of China under their control. In the (Background) it was said that “numerous Chinese cities felt Mongol brutally. Slaughter was so great that the streets of the Chinese capital were greasy with human fat and flesh.” The Mongols also conquered much of Central Asia, Persia, Russia, and many of the European people. For example, in (Document 4) it was said that “it was commanded that the town should be laid in such a manner that the site be ploughed; and that not even cats and dogs should be left alive.” This can also show how unpleasant towns were when the Mongols left. Their conquests were sudden and brutal, often leaving thousands dead behind them. Secondly, Mongols were brilliant strategists when involving battle. Their armies of skilled horsemen made quick movements possible. They made figures of men and set them on horses to give the impression that they have a lot of men ready to fight. They would send some of their own men to meet the enemy up ahead to make them think that all of the Mongol army. This was a huge distraction for the enemy because Mongolian men would be hidden on the right and left far away. Once the right time came the men would come in from the sides and begin to fight. Sometimes they reduce fortresses by surrounding or fencing around the enemy; once closed, no one was able to come in or to be let out. In (Document 3) it was said that “they make a strong attack with engines and arrows and they do not leave off fighting by day or night, so that those inside the fortress get no sleep.” Mongols divided up their forces and took turns to fight so they wouldn’t get tired. Mongols had very intelligent strategies this is how they conquered thousands of square miles.