The Mongols: How Barbaric Were the Barbarians? Essay

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Throughout the 13th century world, the Mongols constantly showed displays of continuous violence, drinking, brutality and unfair treatment. They were considered to be savages, and people who lived far beyond what we would know as a “civilized world.” They single handedly became one of, if not the most powerful empires to have existed, building their empire through violent and barbaric manors. The Mongols were very barbaric people, for they portrayed many inhumane and mannerless actions while their empire lasted, causing death destruction and the downfall of all of the land they took over. Though the Mongols were very crude and unsophisticated people at war or while they were conquering other lands, in their own towns they had their…show more content…
If all else failed, they even had back up techniques. If needed, they would take all the fat off of the people they had already massacred, burn it, and start to catapult it into peoples homes. (document three) They also killed people in mass amounts, ranging anywhere from 30,000 people to 2,000,000 people at a time. No civilized people would kill in such a bestial manner. Once killed, in a lot of situations, the Mongol soldiers cut off the heads of the deceased and piled them up, men, women, and children. They wanted the land so that there was no life at all. Not even in animals. (document four) The Mongols were constantly conquering new lands of insanely large sizes. They acquired land masses as big as 4,860,000 square miles all around. (document one) They were like terrorists to another persons home and another mans land with their crude actions and constant killing. Genghis Kahn alone conquered the largest amount of land, in fact being 4,860,000 square miles. Thats bigger than the body of the United States alone, and there’s no way that this man acquired all this land just by marching in and asking if he could take over. He just took over with the complex army he’d formed. Their army was just as hardcore and serious as they were. The faults of one man could result in the death of ten. The act of ten men could result in the death of 100

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