In a far away place there was a happy plot of land named Mongol. And like every little boy and girl, Mongol grew up to be really big.
He grew… And grew… And grew… And GREW!
Mongol eventually grew so big that he was the size of China!
Because Mongol was so large he enabled the people who lived on his land to easily share. They shared many things such as money, toys and cookies.
Most of the sharing was done by people called merchants who travelled along a road called the Silk Road.
Mongol’s inhabitants especially traded with one of Mongols good friends, Aya. She was a plot of land that lived in the Middle East. Aya
Mongol’s people really liked the ideas Aya’s people had to share. They gained religious knowledge, and new weaponry. Christianity Buddhism Islam
But with all good things, there is always some bad… With all the sharing going on people also shared sicknesses.
Mongol also impacted his own land, China, in many good ways as he grew up.
The leader of his land, Chinggis Khan, led great expeditions to eventually take over China and other surrounding areas. These expeditions eventually made all the inhabitants of Mongol to become friends.
Also Mongol’s leaders allowed the Chinese to keep their traditions, often Mongol’s people would join in the Chinese traditions too.
Mongol’s people were also very open to new religions. This expanded Mongol’s knowledge making him an even greater empire!
The sharing we learned about earlier also allowed for Chinese culture to spread out, while Mongol protected his people from outside influence, from places like the Middle East and Western Europe. Western Europe Mongol’s Empire Outside Influence Middle East
Sometimes Mongol gets called mean and brutal because his warriors were very skilled in their fighting. But the Mongolian people did more good than harm. As we have learned from Mongol’s story.