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Unformatted text preview: T’ang China 10/19/05 Invasions into Korea The S’uay then the T’ong felt that that this must have been a doable conquest and that Korea must have been valuable to conquer. Korea was the country that was closest to China in a variety of ways. Suay invasions were a total disaster led to failure of the Suay dynasty. The Tong also tried with significant forces. Chinese were only mildly successful and they never tired again Many Koreans come back and become Tong civil servants On the “great wall” map, note that the Suay line does not include the Odos. Possibly their defense system was not as advanced as the Han’s line. Horses Tang armies, at the start of the dynasty, had excellent cavalry units, which appeared out of nowhere. Its leadership had experience with horses and (part of their tactics) cavalry was heavily used. Pasturages – helped the supply of horses. Chinese cavalry suffers from the lack of mounts following a great uprising....
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