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1. Describe institutions the Mongols used to control their empire. a. The Mongols used military mainly to control their empire by implementing groups and things in certain territories such as the Golden Horde in Russia. Citizens knew the viciousness and ruthlessness of the Mongols which instilled fear in the hearts of anyone that crossed the Mongol’s paths. 2. Describe how Mongol rule helped to politically centralize: a. Russia i. The Mongols helped centralize Russia by invading their major cities, such as Buta Khan did with Kiev, and were able to exert their control via the Golden Horde. The Golden Horde stationed Russian officials in towns to oversee taxation of the citizens. The Golden Horde married Russian women and pushed Islam to be the main religion for Russians. This pushed women to live more quiet and secluded lives. However, the Mongols left most political institutions and religion intact and brought in a better life for Russians via trade.
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