The Positive and Negative Effects of Mongol Practice and Belief

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Ruta Malsky
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The Positive and Negative effects of Mongol Practice and Belief
The Mongol empire was the world’s largest empire. The Mongol’s practices and beliefs had both positive and negative effects. The large Mongolian empire promoted communication and diversity; however, despite this positive effect, the Mongolian empire housed the deaths of many innocent people. In addition to this, the Mongol empire fostered various religions, but enforced the same practices on everyone, no matter what religion they may follow; this brought order amongst the Mongolian empire.

The Mongolian empire was, and still is to this day, the largest empire known to man (Doc 1). Under the Mongolians, communication was immensely improved (Doc 6). There is a possibility that document 6 is biased. Document 6 came from the Golden Horde, which was a Mongolian province. Since this document came from the Mongolians, this document is nothing but positive feedback of the Mongolian empire. So everything written in this document may not be precisely true; it could be “candy-coated” to give the impression that the Mongolian empire was an amazing empire, and that nothing but good derived from it. The improvement of this communication was fostered by the system of post horses (Doc 8). The system of post horses is a center that has many roads extending from it into different provinces, and these roads are filled with yams, or posting stations, every twenty-five miles, which are filled with three to four hundred horses (Doc 8). The Khan’s, or the Mongolian emperor’s, messenger(s) travels/ travel this post horse system, commanding however many horses needed, in addition to “spreading the word” (Doc 8). In turn, this communication amongst many different provinces gave rise to diversification. For example, Persian viniculture (winemaking) thrived under the Mongols, as well as the Persian silk industry, which thrived under the Mongols due to their conquest because it opened up...
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