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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 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?

  • Extraordinarily strong, brutal leadership.

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


The Ming Dynasty Restores China


Zheng He’s Huge Fleet Explores The Oceans


Zheng He’s Fleet Dwarfs Columbus


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

Ming China Builds The Forbidden City


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


Age Of IsolationThe Muslim Sunni / Shia Split Deepens


The Abbasid Empire Splits And Is Conquered


Cooperation To Isolation


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