The Mongols were not a scourge to the world?

A little help with this World History debate question. Anything good that the Mongols did to the world? Benefited in World History? Anything that is not negative about them. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Mongol rule in China was a time of greater openness to external trade. When the Ming gained power, they focused more on maintaining a strong northern defense. It is true that they launched some voyages of exploration under Chen Ho, for which they actually built the biggest wooden sailing ship ever constructed, but those voyages were ultimately sterile; leading to nothing. The Ming power base (large rural landowners) and ideology (Confucianism) were both very conservative and anti-foreign.

    A China under the Mongols might have developed more rapidly than it did under the Ming. Of course, some of the Ming's problems were due to their having to devote resources to prevent the Mongols from conquering China again. Countries with great armies tend to fossilize in many ways.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Mongol era in China is remembered chiefly for the rule of Khubilai Khan, grandson of Chinggis Khan. Khubilai patronized painting and the theater, which experienced a golden age during the Yuan dynasty, over which the Mongols ruled [also see The Mongols in China: Cultural Life

  • 1 decade ago

    The mongols created a huge empire traversing the space between china and europe. As such, they allowed for the passage of both goods and ideas between the two previously unconnected parts of the world.

  • 1 decade ago

    you should watch the Movie "Mongul". It's the story of Genghis Khan's life, and actually paints him to be the good guy in history.

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