The Pax Mongolia and its effects on the world
After the Mongols conquered many lands and created their enormous empire there came a peaceful time called the Pax Mongolica. Pax Mongolica, also known as the Mongol Peace was a period of time where peace, stability, economic growth, cultural fusion and cultural development were happening around the Mongol’s occupied territories. Pax Mongolica was a time of spreading different ideas and a great cultural expansion around Europe and Asia. Pax Mongolica basically enabled a widespread global communication with the different nations ruled by the Mongols. This led different cultures to blend with each other and combine different philosophies. One example of this blend was the adaptation of Mongols to Islam. The Mongols gained their enormous empire by using force and brutality, but during the Pax Mongolica, they let the captured rulers remain in power in exchange they had to pay respect to the Mongols. The Mongols promoted peace and stability during the Pax Mongolica and wanted an empire that can prosper in trading. The Mongols created networks of trade routes all around Asia and Europe. At the peak of their power the Mongols controlled what is now present day Hungary all the way to China. Due to the enormous territory the Mongols occupied and the importance of trade they had to put a massive effort to protect their trade routes. They kept their trade routes safe for each occupied area, so the merchants and travelers were safe during their expeditions. In addition to establishing a world-wide trade system, the Mongols also developed a postal system. It was called the Yam. The Yam was a way of communicating between the different parts of the Mongolian empire. How the Yam worked was it was a series of stations far part from each other where a messenger would travel from station to station and pass along his message. The Pax Mongolica can be pictured as a mountain. The beginning, the rise, the peak, and the fall of the Pax Mongolica depicts a mountain. After the peak of the Mongolica comes the fall and decline. The fall of the Pax Mongolica was brought to be by multiple causes. Those causes include corruption within the Mongolica, attacks of key places, and the deadliest one which is disease. The bubonic plague outbreak was happening during the time of the Pax Mongolica. The plague spread through the empire really quickly because of the traders and because of how easily infected people could roam about the continent. In conclusion the Pax Mongolica gave many contributions to the modern world by sparking trade within the continent of asia and with the new inventions and technologies that they created.