Having conquered North China, Khan Ogedei planned to kill all the Chinese and turn their fields into pastures, but Minister Yelu Chutsai managed to dissuade him. What arguments did he use?
An experienced Khitan official, Yelu Chucai, explained to Ogedei that the Chinese can constantly pay high taxes. The Mongols at that time did not pay taxes themselves and did not know what it was.
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