In Mongol from 1200 to 1500 CE the most dramatic changes in the method of potential control have been the shift from 1 khanate to 4 khanates and scholars in different places. However, cities and towns still pay tribute, and bondage remained a very important part of methods of political control in Mongol.
The biggest change that occurred from 1200 to 1500 CE was shift from one empire to 4 fragmented empires. This led to different methods of political control. In the beginning, all the empire was united under Chinggis Khan and had effectively ruled. Golden Horde and Yuan dynasty differed greatly in their methods of political power because they were directly influenced by the Confucianism or Islam. This led to diverse method of political control as Islamic teachings taught that
Another big change from 1200 to 1500 CE was placement of the scholars in the empire. All the famous scholars were collected from conquered nations and brought to Mongol. However, as the empire split into four the scholars were split to different nations and culture which effectively affected the method of political power because Golden Horde was severely influenced by the Islamic teachings and the Khan of Golden Horde was converted to Islam. Yuan dynasty had completely different methods of political power because they were usig Confucius methods of life style.
One continuity from 1200 to 1500 CE was tribute from defeated nations to Chinggis Khan than to four khanates. When Chinggis Khan conquered different empires, he demanded tributes from each defeated town or city leading to a tribute system. This lead to many cities and towns paying because of the retribution for not paying was too high. After death of the Khan, the Mongol empire split into four khanates and led to using divers methods of political power. However, all of them continued to use the tribute system established by their ancestor. This has been a major method of political control of the four khanates.