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Was Goryeo part of the Mongol empire?

There are a few parts to the question: Scope of Mongol Yuan Ulus (incl Goryeo) Autonomy of the Goryeo dynasty To what extent was this vassal state relationship extended? (as provided by OP, above). ...
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Why were fragments of the Mongol empire named after colors?

Colours are used in many cultures to denote directions. Chinese and Turkish colour/directions systems are very similar, which is probably not a co-incidence. This picture from a linguistics blog ...
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Did medieval Mongol horse archers have deformed arms like English bowmen?

Deformed arms? No - the skeletal changes are in the back and shoulders, not the arms, and I'm not comfortable with the term "deformed". That said, were there similar changes to the ...
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Why were fragments of the Mongol empire named after colors?

Your talking about the Golden horde, or the Ulus of Jochi. It was divided between Jochi's sons, but it remained united. It stretched from Central Asia to Eastern Europe. These were the western ...
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Why did the Mughals call themselves "Gurkani" when Babur himself was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan?

Altan Urugh (Golden Clan) Under steppe imperial tradition, only patrilineal descent from Chinggis Khan with his senior wife, Borte -- male descendants of Jochi, Chaghadai, Ögцdei and Tolui -- are ...
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Why didn't the Khalkh Mongols support the Dzungars in their fight against China?

Although my sources seem to have disappeared: First, the Khalkhas were not a coherent group. There was a lot of internal strife. Allying yourself with one Khalkha khan equaled a declaration of war to ...
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Why there are more people of red hair among Arabs than Mongols when both populations are naturally born with dark hair?

This question seems too contrived to have any sincere intention, such as, " ... knowing how ravenous they were, wouldn't they also have wanted to take women back with them to Mongolia?" Did OP mean to ...
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What are those Russian/Turkic/Mongolian semi-conical felt caps brimmed with fur called?

Don't know its name(s) in Turkic/Russian/Mongolian. In Arab culture, the version of this conical hat with brim is called: "sarāqūj". Used by Mamluk military and believed to originate from ...
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What are those Russian/Turkic/Mongolian semi-conical felt caps brimmed with fur called?

The traditional summer hat, composed of a conical top sewn from six gores attached atop a cylindrical lower part, is called a "toortsog". As a summer hat it is usually made of felt or wool ...
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When did the Russians first employ a successful envelopment tactic?

An example by Suvorov himself: Kinburn (1787) At 16.00 hours Russian reinforcements approached and Suvorov repeated his attack, after releasing Cossacks to attack around the left flank of the enemy ...
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When did the Russians first employ a successful envelopment tactic?

Interesting question but I have some misconceptions about what you're exactly asking: Envelopment tactics were not used, for example, by the French against Russians in 1800 (except for Austerlitz), ...
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Why did the Chagatai Khanate cease invasions of India?

Duwa died in 1307. His son Könchek died in 1308. Then Taliqu died in 1309. Then Kebek ruled for a year as well, until his brother Esen Buqa I took over. This -- finally -- reestablished some normalcy, ...
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