Compare And Contrast Aztec And Mongol Empires

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Between 600 and 1500ce both the Mongol empire and the Aztec empire had the similar goal to gain more power and land within their political systems. However the way these two groups of people achieved this goal and managed the social aspect of their empires was very different. The Mongolian empire was out of the ordinary because it was a meritocracy which is government or the holding of power by people selected on the basis of their ability. This meant you rule by what you contribute to the society rather than being able to reign by divine right; this set their Empire aside from almost all other empires at that time. The Mongol empire was ruthless and had a very direct and violent method to conquering. One of the ways the Mongols were able to establish stability was by maintaining a sense of fear…show more content…
They believed in a form of Divine right. This ultimately meant that the family of the king ruled when he died. This form of government often causes problems because if the next ruler in line was not likely to make a good king, he would still be crowned. Unlike the Mongols, the Aztecs had a smaller empire established in Central America. The Political aspects of the Mongol and Aztec Empires were very different. The divisions among the Aztec social structure went from nobles, commoners, serfs and slaves. Unlike the Mongol empire, woman in the Aztec empire did not have the same rights as men and in fact had little to no rights. Women having no rights was much more common than the Mongols way of society which set women equal to men. Due to the matter that empire was small it was typically easier to control, along with fact that they had no problems with rebellions or disobedience because the kings had absolute domination over the military. The Aztec empire was much smaller than the Mongol empire and didn’t expand as rapidly causing great economic stability and control throughout the

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