Kublai Khan’s military was in large part made up of Rare Vintage NBA 1996 Finals caricature 90’s t shirt Basketball Seattle Supersonics Chicago Bulls Shawn Kemp Dennis Rodman Pro Player tee Chinese quislings who served primarily as grunts while the Mongols were the officer corps. Kublai also managed to dragoon a number of Chinese and Koreans to serve in his navy. GK did manage to conscript a number of steppe peoples into his army but never felt the need for a navy. KK also wasn’t as destructive in his conquests as his grandpa was. i am also unaware that Kublai ever thought to embark on a mission of world conquest like granddad did. centuries later when the Japanese attempted the same trick in their conquests in China they had little success in finding enough quislings to serve in their occupation forces. Indeed it was even before it was officially the Yuan Dynasty. The proclamation of the Yuan Dynasty was the inevitable result** of Genghis Khan’s earlier conquests which started with the radical and comprehensive restructuring of Mongol society. This was also the reason he could rise to power. He was the son of a tribal chief, but due to misfortune and treachery his father died and he grew up with little status and at his lowest became a slave.
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