The Most Successful Empire: the Roman or the Mongol? Essay

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The Roman Empire lasted from 201 BC to 476 AD and conquered many lands bordering them, including Mediterranean and covered all of western Europe and half of Britain. On the other hand, the Mongol empire lasted from 1206 AD to 1386 AD and conquered much of Russia, Islam, and many of the Slavic peoples. Their conquests were swift and brutal, often leaving thousands dead behind them and successfully becoming the civilization who had conquered the most land. Although both of the two empires were highly successful, but in my opinion, the Roman empire was more successful because they lasted much longer, was ruled by many successful and powerful leaders such as Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great, and also because it left behind many positive…show more content…
They have been copied in many places at different times, such as public buildings such as museums, town halls and even schools built in Britain in the nineteenth century. Public health, surgery and patient care were already picked up by Islamic doctors and later by European doctors during the Roman empire. Medicines during those days were simply a combination of some limited scientific knowledge, and a deeply rooted religious and mythological system. The calendar we use today with 365 days is based on the calendar that Caesar developed upon with 12 months named after selective Roman gods. Moreover, Christianity was adopted as the official religion of the Roman Empire in AD337 and remains the dominant religion in most countries. In addition, Catholic masses are still performed in Roman language, Latin. Compared to the Mongol Empire, the legacies of the Roman Empire are much colossal in number and provides a greater impact on human life on earth today. The main reason why the Romans were able to invent long-lasting legacies is because the empire had strict laws that everyone followed, which therefore caused peace and harmony. Although under such circumstances, the Mongols were still able to leave a great amount of legacies too. The Mongol rulers were ardent donors of the theater. The theater during their time was already full of acrobats, mimes, and colorful costumes, and all of which appealed greatly to the Mongols. The
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