Mongol Rule Essay

1408 WordsOct 26, 20126 Pages
The Mongols conquest in the regions of China and the Middle East had significant similarities and differences in their political and economic aspects. The Mongol rule in China was called the Yuan Dynasty and the Mongol rule in the Middle East was called the Ilkhanate of Persia. There were economic similarities between China and the Middle East such as the long distance trade. The long distance trade boosted the economies of these two regions. There were also a few political differences between China and the Middle East. Some of these differences include who ran these regions. China was ran by Khubilai Khan and the Middle East was ran by Hülegü. The economic and political aspects of China and the Middle East were in cases very comparable. One economic comparison between the two regions was the long-distance trade. Trade became a huge part of life in all parts of the Mongolian empire especially China and the Middle East. The Chinese traded many things. These things include goods, technology, ideas, gunpowder and disease. Gunpowder was the thing that really boosted Chinese economy. The trade routes were very filthy. Most of the disease spread on the trade routes was spread by rat bites. The fleas on the rats were how the Bubonic plaque started. These diseases would kill anyone that came into contact with them and lead to a drastic population decline that eventually ended the Mongolian empire. Another economic similarity was that the Mongols improved roads in both regions. These roads were used as the major communication system of the Mongolian empire especially the large regions of China and the Middle East. Both the regions of China and the Middle East were imperialized by the Mongols to increase the wealth of Mongolian society. The Mongols were nomadic people, therefore they did not have a very wealthy economy since they were always on the move. China and the Middle

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