The Mongols Mr. Wilson AP World History Wren High School
Eurasia in 1200 CE
Focus Questions In which ways were the Mongols a typical pastoral society?How did Genghis Khan create a massive land empire before his death in 1227?
Genghis Khan Genghis Khan Unified Mongol tribes in 1206 Mongol Policies Borrowed written script from the Uighur Turks Created uniform legal code Reorganized the military Broke up tribal affiliations Officials chosen based on talent
Conquests of Genghis Khan Conquered northern China by 1220 Song dynasty still ruled southern China Made examples of towns that resisted Later towns simply surrendered Mongols conquered Persia in 1221 Genghis Khan died in 1227 Mongols at battle with the Jin
Mongol Empire in 1227
Mongol War Machine Mongol warriors Excellent horsemen & archers Mongol armies Entirely cavalry; depended on speed Able to cover vast distances in one day Well-organized & disciplined Tumens contained 10,000 men
Conquest after Genghis Khan
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