Mongolian Eurasia was the invasion of Mongols in Europe and Asia. The definition of Eurasia is Europe and Asia considered together as one continent. The invasions of the Mongols took place from 1200-1500. Through these invasions, the Mongols conquered Russia, China, Korea, Iran and southeast Asia. Although the Mongol Empire were well known for promoting movements of people and ideas, the Mongols were still considered agents of death, suffering, and conflagration. However, the Mongols still owed their success to cultural institutions and political traditions of Eurasian steppes (prairies) and deserts. The Mongols pastoral way of life, also known as nomadism, was said to have given rise to their imperial expansions.