Roman Empire vs. Mongolian Empire

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Roman Empire and Mongolian Empire
The key to the Mongolian success lied in their excellent horsemanship, their use of the composite bow, their unimaginable discipline and communication on the battlefield and also their ability to adapt to enemy tactics.
The Mongolian invasion of China often makes it sound as though these nomadic people did not have much of a battle plan, however it is the exact opposite according to (Conant, 1994)
“Genghis Khan was a very cautious man, and would study the towns and cities extensively through the use of spies before committing to an attack”.
His army was so well disciplined and employed communication techniques on the battlefield that it is said that the army well over 100,000 men at the end of his
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The Roman’s were very smart intellectual people who took the Greek culture: Literature, philosophy, and art as their own, thus forming the Graeco-Roman cultural achievements (Craig et al, 2009). This teaching tradition also formed the western way of culture and is still used as a form of cultural teachings today (Craig et al, 2009). According to Craig (2009) the roman family was also a major contribution to the culture of Rome. The head of the household (Father) was considered to be like the King of a small city, he could sell, trade, or arrange marriage of all of his children. The head of the household could choose to sell off or trade his children or he could raise and teach his children the ways of the Roman empire and the family inharitage.
According to Western Colonialism (2012), “The system of clientage was as old as Rome and originally applied only to Romans. Clientage bound one Roman to another through unequal ties of obligation. The Romans called the two participants the patron and the client. The patron was to care for the client—that is, the patron ensured the client had employment, food, shelter, and legal representation. In return, the client gave the patron public respect and service in the form of work or goods, and, above all, was legally bound to vote as the patron decreed”. The Mongolians worshiped the nature gods and held the sky god as the highest of their gods (Craig et al,