The Mongols: Positive Advancement To The World

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The Mongols: Positive Advancement to the World

Oftentimes, the Mongols are viewed as horrendous barbarians that killed every living body in sight; however, they deserve much more credit than they are given. Mongolians contributed much to the growth of Eurasia. They helped advance Eurasia with several factors. An unfair perspective was most likely initiated by those in the urban societies that the Mongols conquered, who could inevitably not have a liking toward the Mongols. When speaking from a completely unbiased point of view, one could say the Mongols contributed much advances in warfare and technology.

The contributions that the Mongols made are often buried under the negative attention they received. As an alternative to sedentary agriculture, they created a complex pastoral lifestyle which gave way to an advanced horse culture. The barbarian steppe nomads were able to help the evolution of horses. Horseback riding made tending herd faster and less tiring, and also enlarge the size of herds by increasing the range of pastoral movement. Horses also assisted in the total migration of entire tribes and clans. The four major Eurasian civilizations were geographically split preventing efficient communications; however, the Mongols were able to become a chief agency through which ideas and practices of one civilization passed to another. The concept of writing which originated in the ancient Middle East, spread eastward from the Middle East. Additionally, the making and use of bronze and chariots spread from the Middle East to Europe, India, and China. Chariots were introduced to China not long after their appearance in the Middle East. Additionally, the Mongols build massive roads connecting Asia and Europe which provided safety for travelers and merchants. The Mongols were able to efficiently organize a massive confederacy of people that united under a single ruler and was able to systematically conquer settlements from China to Europe. It became the largest empire ever ruled.

The military forces of the Mongolian people are still regarded today as advanced and highly skilled. It consisted almost exclusively of cavalry with iron discipline and central control which aided its success. The Mongols were able to periodically revive many stagnating coastal civilizations, which numerous accounts show these centers grown to have become rich and powerful. With conquering several civilizations, the Mongols were able to efficiently rid the old and outdated and only preserved and passed on the useful…