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  • 1. BY: Morgan Weeks and Ridge Scruggs(Both participated in writing lyrics and researching.)
  • 2. Conquering lands both far and wideThe Mongols were a force to divideThey split the lands they conquered in twoSpreading fear and sadness so blue
  • 3. The invasion of Russia in 1236Led to destruction for Russians to fixBatu the Mongol led the forces so boldKilling people, leaving them cold
  • 4. Mongol horses charging throughArrows flying straight at youTheir zooming arrows block the sunAnd in the end their battle is won
  • 5. Russian princes fled in fearMany peasants shed some tearsSeeking protection the peasants ranTo become serfs and work the land
  • 6. The effects of the Mongols were not all badIn fact, in Moscow people were gladThe city benefited from increased tradeAnd with Mongols present there were no raids
  • 7. In 1328, Moscow’s status changedBecoming a tribute collector for the Khan so estrangedThe princes pocketed some of this cashFilling their coffers with gold in a flash
  • 8. Mongol horses charging throughArrows flying straight at youTheir zooming arrows block the sunAnd in the end their battle is won
  • 9. Soon Mongol power declinedAnd the Russians became inclinedTo overthrow the Mongol forcesMaking them flee in fear on their horses
  • 10. The Mongols invasion left some effectsMany the Russians didn’t rejectA change in military structure appearedAlong with it new military tactics were reared.
  • 11. Another conquest in China was madeSiege to many cities were laid1235 to 1279, the Mongols invadedAnd many towns were vastly raided
  • 12. The Great Kubilai Khan, a truly fierce manWho was immensely protective of his clanThe Mongols considered superior to ChineseTheir livelihood was no longer a breeze
  • 13. Mongol horses charging throughArrows flying straight at youTheir zooming arrows block the sunAnd in the end their battle is won
  • 14. The Great Kahn then changed the nameOf his regime know with fameThe Yuan regime it came to be knownKubilai Khan proclaimed rule of the Chinese throne
  • 15. A Mongol supremacist Khan came to beSegregating his people from the ChineseForbidden from learning Mongol scriptThe Chinese scholars were looked over and skipped
  • 16. Khans fascination with Chinese civilizationLed him to incorporate parts of their nationChinese rituals and music became a partOf the Great Khans court which gave diffusion a start
  • 17. Mongol horses charging throughArrows flying straight at youTheir zooming arrows block the sunAnd in the end their battle is won
  • 18. Chabi would forever changeThe Mongol and Chinese culture exchangeShe convinced to Khan to make amendsTo make the feud between them end.
  • 19. Kubilai respected all religionsForever wanting peace among his dominionsWelcoming Muslims and Buddhists to his palaceHe greeted them with curiosity instead of malice
  • 20. Mongol horses charging throughArrows flying straight at youTheir zooming arrows block the sunAnd in the end their battle is won
  • 21. Under his rule there remained some troubleAs the scholar-gentry sought to reduce them to rubbleBarbarians they called the Mongol hordeThey wished the Great Khan was no longer lord
  • 22. The Chinese dream finally came trueWhen Yuan dynasty began to fall throughA weakening of government policy and structureLed to the Khans ending with a giant rupture
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