The Mongols were a tribe of fighters who left behind a legacy of achievements. The
Mongols were the descendants of the famed Empire Builder Ghengis Khan. They have
played a more prominent role in world history than any other people of North or Middle
Asia. They were able to create a world empire, with the help of Ghengis Kahn.
Ghengis Kahn had a huge role making the Mongols a world empire. He was a
Mongol chieftain who rose to power as kahn. Ghengis Kahn was able to unify and
organize the scattered Mongols and other nomadic tribes into a superior fighting force.
Ghengis Kahn set out on a spectacular career of conquest. His goal was to train "the
most disciplined and most effective army of his time."He trained his men to be masters
They were the first to accept and encourage religious tolerance in their empire.
They accepted many religions, from Buddhism to Christianity and Manichaeanism to
The Mongols were able to develop a written language. The creation of the first
Mongol written language was another legacy of Chinggis Khan. “In 1204, even before
he gained the title of "Chinggis Khan," Chinggis assigned one of his Uyghur retainers to
develop a written language for the Mongols based upon the Uyghur script.”
Another legacy was Ghengis’ support for both trade and crafts. Ghengis recognized
early on the importance of trade and crafts for the economic survival of the Mongols and
actively supported both.
Lastly, Ghengis left behind a legal code, “ the so-called Jasagh, which consisted of a
series of general moral injunctions and laws. The Jasagh also prescribed punishments
for transgressions of laws relating particularly to pastoral-nomadic society.”
The Yuan dynasty, also known as the Mongol dynasty, was a dynasty established by
Mongol nomads. The Yuan dynasty stretched to Mongolia and Siberia in the north,...
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