The most important contribution the Mongols made to encouraging trade along the Silk Roads was Weegy:
Oxymoron question. Mongols did nothing for encouraging trade, they destroy it. It would be the same to ask, what communists did for the development of the capitalistic society. [ Mongols destroyed all trade cities between Carpathian mountains and China and the societies along the routes NEVER recovered from it. Kiev was main opening route for caravan trade between Central Asia and Europe, but after sack of Kiev, there as NEVER another caravan route. Genoans tried to open another route later in the Black sea, but they never were successful. Also you can check on coinage circulation between Europe and China. Before Mongols invasion, European silver circulated widely in Central Asia, Bohemian, Saxons, Hungarians, Vikings coins are found everywhere as far as Caspian sea, but not after 1240.
There is only common saying that Mongols provided peace and security, so travelers could travel far, but this is only valid to certain degree. Mongols did not allowed subjected nations to attack their men, because revenge and extermination was a rule of law, but Mongols were known sizing merchandise from sellers per will. Plus they lacked silver, which was one reason for pushing a paper currency that nobody wanted. This was not encouraging a trade. During Mongol empire, there was no significant economic trade post anywhere between Europe, Middle East, and China. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=20111217112352AAx02w8
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