The Mongols were skilled in ___________, but not in _______.
warfare, nation building.
During the 1200's. Mongol armies conquered several lands, including Russia and parts of China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. They succeeded largely thanks to their talents as cavalrymen, their skills in archery, and their ability to adopt advanced military technology and techniques from peoples they had defeated. However, by 1260 Mongol unity collapsed with the death of Khan Mongke, and civil war ensued. During the late 1300's, the Ottoman Turks gained control of many lands the Mongols once ruled.