Why didn't the Mongols or Ottomans conqueror all of Europe when they had the cha

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (5 posts)
  1. profile image61
    peter565posted 5 years ago

    Why didn't the Mongols or Ottomans conqueror all of Europe when they had the chance?

    When Asia&MiddleEast was using fire arms in 13centry, Europe was still using bow and arrows. By 18th century, Asia&MIddleEast cannon & rockets range over 2km, Europe's cannon range was only 300 meters. till Europe caught with Asia & Middle East&surpass China in 19th century, Asia&MiddleEast could crush Europe as easy as Europe crush Native American&Africa. China was anti conquer and further away from Europe, so its understandable why they didn't attack. But Mongols&Ottomans pro conqueror and had colonized part of Europe, why didn't they conqueror all?

  2. lions44 profile image98
    lions44posted 5 years ago

    The Ottomans came pretty close. It took almost 200 years to stop the surging tide.  They made it to the gates of Vienna. But it was a combination of factors. Being at war (even ones of conquest) will eventually wear an organization out. Europeans began to unite to fight a common enemy.  And finally the technology reached central Europe and was turned on the Turks.  I also can't forget geography turned into an ally.  The Alps must have seemed daunting to a conqueror in those days.  Granted they have been overcome before, but it was still a challenge.  The Ottoman Empire did last several hundred years and its influence is still felt today in southern Europe.
    As for the Mongols, internal division and geography caught up to them. They had a different style of governing and probably could not see an economic purpose to the conquest.

    1. profile image61
      peter565posted 5 years agoin reply to this


    2. lesibecek profile image61
      lesibecekposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perfecto king sulaiman

  3. Old-Empresario profile image81
    Old-Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    The Mongols were stopped by the forests of Eastern Europe, which were not conducive to their methods of travel and fighting.

    The Ottomans tried very hard to be the new "Roman Empire". All of central Europe united against them to stop their expansion and then to start pushing them back. The Ottomans did keep the Venetians bogged down enough that it prevented them from becoming the world's first superpower.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)