Marco Polo: Kublai Khan's War Speech

Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, rallies his troops to deliver an inspiring speech about honor. He claims that they are pursuing Genghis' dream of a Mongol Empire and promises that they will be honored whether they survive in the war efforts or die in battle.

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  1. What does Kublai Khan promise his soldiers in return for their service?
  2. Why does Kublai disregard his advisers and choose war over peace?

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    identify major causes and describe the major effects of the following important turning points in wo...
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    summarize the changes resulting from the Mongol invasions of Russia, China, and the Islamic world.

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