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  • 1. Mongol, War Tactics, Weapons, and Conquest By: Bryan Robison
  • 2. Mongols History • The Mongols originated on the steppe of Central Asia.
  • 3. Mongols War Tactics • Due to their nomadic origin on the steppe of Central Asia the Mongol preferred the Horse Archer.
  • 4. Mongol Mobility • The Mongols would often travel 100 hundred miles a day. • Mongols would often feign retreats to lure opposing armies into traps.
  • 5. Attack • After weakening enemy troops with their horse archers, Mongols would attack with lancers.
  • 6. Siege Battles • To conquer cities, Mongols would bombard city wall with dozens of siege engines.(catapults) • Mongols would also launched plague victims at the city wall to infect the defenders. Mongol Siege of Baghdad, 1258.
  • 7. Mongol Bow • The favorite weapon for the Mongols was the composite bow. • It could hit targets from hundreds of yards away.
  • 8. Unification • In 1206, Genghis Khan (great khan) defeated his rivals and unified the Mongol clans. Genghis Khan
  • 9. Attack! • Mongol soldiers under Genghis Khan attacked and defeated the Jurchens and Western Xia in China, and the Khwarizmi Empire in Central Asia. The Mongol Empire at Genghis Khan’s death.
  • 10. Mongol Expansion • Mongols under later Khans attacked and ruled The Middle East, Russia, Persia, Central Asia, and China.
  • 11. Division • In 1264, the Mongol empire divided; Yuan Dynasty in China, Golden Horde in Russia, and Ilkhanate in Persia.
  • 12. Downfall • Civil War between various Mongol groups led to anarchy and rebellion such as the Ming Rebellion in China in 1368. First Ming Emperor, Zhu Yuanzhang

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