The Mongol Invasion Of China

was perhaps one of the greatest political, social, and economic upheavals in Chinese history. Fierce and obscure people who lived in the outer reaches of the Gobi Desert, present day Outer Mongolia, accomplished it. The outcome of this invasion was the destruction of the Sung Dynasty, and the creation of the Yüan Dynasty, one of the shortest lived of the major Dynasties in Chinese history. The Mongols were an alien people who completely subjugated the Chinese people and in doing so, they opened China to Europe in ways the Chinese had never done nor wanted. Their rule was harsh and brutal and would eventually lead to their demise. Although the Mongols brought several changes during ...

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leader, abandoned Temujin, his mother, and several brothers and half brothers. This had an effect on him which, although difficult, would lead Temujin at the age of forty, after having consolidating several clans, to be elected Grand Khan of the Mongols in 1206. Although he had a difficult start, when he died twenty years latter, his rule extended from the Caspian to the northern coast of China. Genghis Khan was perhaps one of the greatest military innovators in human history, and his armies were perhaps the best-trained horsemen in all of history. His men fought on horseback with incredible competency; they could hit their targets with superb precision while running at full gallop. Their speed and efficiency struck terror in their opponents who frequently broke ranks. Genghis Khan would also organize his troops into decimal units and would send hand signals through the fighting to these decimal units. He was able to control his troops during battles very easily. ...

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to copy Chinese institutions. However the Mongols turned to foreigners, namely, Jürchin and Khitan, subjects of the Chin Empire, to help them copy Chinese institutions rather than turning to the Chinese people themselves, whom they distrusted. The chief designer of the Mongol conversion to the Chinese administrative method was Yeh-lü Chu-ts'ai. On the accession of Ogodei in 1229, Yeh-lü Chu-ts'ai demonstrated to the new sovereign the usefulness of a regular fiscal system (he reckoned that requisitions and taxes could bring in annually 500,000 ounces of silver, 80,000 rolls of silk and over 20,000 tons of cereals) and he was appointed general administrator of North China. After a ...

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