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I have a court trial on Monday for world history class, and the case is whether Genghis Khan and the Mongols were inhumane or not.
I am on the prosecuting side, and i have to prove that he was bad.
One of the defense witnesses I have to cross-examine is a Chinese trader on the Silk Roads. This was particularly one of Genghis Khan's good traits, as he contributed to the spread of ideas, products, and the rise of China's economy. Is there any underlying disadvantage or counter statement that I can make or question the witness about in favor of my side? Thank you so much!

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My apologies, Tiffany, but one day is too short notice for me to have handled the question.  Unfortunately Sunday, when I received it, is my busiest day of the week.  I had read your question but did not realize you were on such a short timeline.
Best I could have offered at the time was to see if you could read the work by Marco Polo on his travels.
Again, my apologies.
Bob Matheson

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I have experience on-line responding to questions primarily in history: Modern England; Modern Europe: North America (Canada and the United States); as well as Europe in the Middle Ages. Despite, or actually perhaps because of, my profession as a Clergy of The United Church of Canada, I have tended to steer away from questions in the realm of Religion and Spirituality. I have also responded to some questions regarding the preparation and presentation of scholarly papers in terms of the use of such style sheets as The Chicago Manual of Style and that published by The Modern Language Association of America.

Experience

My interest in history was sparked by the black sheep of the staff at the Secondary School I attended in Ottawa, Canada. He pressed us to prepare polished papers of a style not normally anticipated by others on staff at this educational site. I have purposely worked at being a 'generalist' rather than a 'specialist' in education and attended Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario with current location in Oakville, Ontario. From there I attended Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario which is an 'essay' university. My Master of Divinity comes from Queen's Theological College which was part of Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario at the time. While I have responded to questions in history on-line, primarily, I have experience in fielding some theoretical questions in the realm of sociology.

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Liberal Party of Canada

Education/Credentials
Matriculation (equivalent) - Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, 1979. Diploma in General Arts - Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, 1971. Bachelor of Arts Degree - Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, 1975 - Double Major in History and Sociology. Master of Divinity Degree - Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 1977.

Awards and Honors
Honour Roll of the College President, Sheridan College, 1971

Past/Present Clients
Full-time Clergy at Emmanuel United Church, Foxboro (part of the City of Belleville), Ontario since 2007.

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