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Negative Effects Of The Mongol Empire

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The Mongol empire was the largest empire in the history stretching a distance of thirty-three million kilometers and a population of over one hundred million people. Having been founded by Genghis Khan in as early as 1206, the empire was made up of Asian and Europe territories. The expansion of the Mongol empire continued until his untimely death in 1227, but his children took over, expanding the territories deeper across Europe, China and Asia. In the year 1236, Great Khan’s son Ogodei decided to conquer more of the Europe territories making the Mongol empire one of the most influential empires not only in Europe but also in the entire world. Ogodei’s death in 1241 distracted Mongols mission of conquering Poland and Germany. Most of the churches did not welcome the Mongol leadership. The Orthodox church was negatively affected by the Mongols invasions. The clergies who opposed were killed and others arrested. The expansion of the Mongol empire had negative consequences considering their strategy of approach. The Mongols used violent methods to conquer and acquire new territories. In most traditional societies violent was a common method of conquering enemies. The weakest societies would be conquered and ruled by the most influential societies. Human rights activists however condemned the violent methods of attacks. Mongols would kill all the people of cities that resisted their colonial rule. In some towns, they would depopulate as well as confiscate their domestic animals
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