How does the role of Turks in the Mongol armies compare with that of the Germans in the Roman armies?
Turks and Mongols have a different origin. Turks their origin can be traced to be from eastern Kazakhstan. The Mongols originated from the Mongol heartland in the steppe of central Asia. Turks played a major role in the Mongol armies making Mongol one of the most powerful empire then. The Turks willingly joined the Mongolian army which saw a majority of Turkish soldiers in the Mongolian army; consequently, they played a major role in defeating Kharzem Shah State. This victory couldn’t be achieved by the Mongolian army alone because the kharzem shah state had formidable army outnumbering Mongolian army and they were also very familiar with war tactics. The Turkish troops had skills and good tactics in fighting war. Together with Mongolian army become the most powerful army conquering other empires and enlarging their territories. The Turkish army was more skilled then the Mongolian, hence they were able to equip them properly for war.
The Germans in the in the roman armies were hired to assist the roman soldiers fight because the so many roman soldiers had been killed by the plague. The roman soldiers were not enough to satisfy the army’s need for soldiers. Unlike the Turkish soldiers in Mongol, the Germany soldiers were not loyal to the roman soldiers. They were to trick them and many of the roman soldiers were killed in the war .German leaders wanted to take control over the roman territory. The German soldiers did not unite the army and fight with a common aim of enlarging the roman territory rather they put their interest first.