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The End Of The Silk Roads. The Mongol Empire. A truly massive empire during the 13 th and 14 th centuries. The largest land empire in the history of the world. 12.7 million square miles. 22% of the total land area of the Earth. 100,000,000 subjects. How Did The Mongols Conquer So Much?.

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The end of the silk roads

The End Of The Silk Roads


The mongol empire

The Mongol Empire

  • A truly massive empire during the 13th and 14th centuries.

  • The largest land empire in the history of the world.

    • 12.7 million square miles.

    • 22% of the total land area of the Earth.

    • 100,000,000 subjects.


How did the mongols conquer so much

How Did The Mongols Conquer So Much?

  • Extraordinarily strong, brutal leadership.

  • Genghis Khan is one of history’s most remarkable figures.


The ming dynasty restores china

The Ming Dynasty Restores China


Zheng he s huge fleet explores the oceans

Zheng He’s Huge Fleet Explores The Oceans


Zheng he s fleet dwarfs columbus

Zheng He’s Fleet Dwarfs Columbus


Zheng he makes 7 trips but in 1435

Zheng He Makes 7 Trips, But In 1435 . . .

  • he dies and China pulls back from exploration.

  • How might history have been different if China had decided to expand?


Age of isolation

Age of Isolation

Ming China Builds The Forbidden City


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The End Of The Silk Roads

  • Why did the Silk Roads shut or slow down?

  • Invaders/raiders made them too dangerous

    • Genghis Khan dies and the Mongol Empire breaks up, leading to dangerous roads.

  • Powerful states began to compete for their control

    • The Crusades

  • Internal divisions arose within states


Break up of the mongol empire

Break Up Of The Mongol Empire


Age of isolation the muslim sunni shia split deepens

Age Of IsolationThe Muslim Sunni / Shia Split Deepens


The abbasid empire splits and is conquered

The Abbasid Empire Splits And Is Conquered


Cooperation to isolation

Cooperation To Isolation


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