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World Empires Fall 2015 Notes

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World Empires Fall 2015 Notes HIS 1400

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World Empires
Judkin Browning
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HIS 1400 World Empires Asia’s Role in Global Trade  The Mongol Influence o China was invaded and conquered by the Mongols in the 1200s and the Chinese  resist and succeed in the year of 1368  The Ming Dynasty (1368­1644) o Leaders of the rebellion against the Mongols established the Ming (brilliant)  dynasty  Emperor Yongle (1402­1424) o Led Ming Dynasty, authorizes expeditions under Zheng He  Zheng He (1405­1433) o Led sea expeditions all over the world  o Engaged in exotic trade with Asia and Africa o 1433 trade and expeditions shut down   Demise of Ming Dynasty o Series of weak rulers o Era of corruption o Heightened class divisions o Peasant rebellions o Invasions along northern frontier (Manchu)  Qing Dynasty (1644­1911) o The Manchu’s conquered China and established the Qing (pure) dynasty o Han Manchu o Forced hairstyle of shaving head except for top of head and leave ponytail  Emperor Kangxi (1666­1721) the greatest  o Supported Chinese Arts o Developed Kangxi dictionary  o Issued edict of toleration for Christians (1692) o Devoted to Confucian principles o Forbade Christian missions (1715)  Global Trade in China o Fearful of foreign influence on its people, the Qing rulers highly regulated trade  with Europeans o They could only trade in the cities of Macao and Guangzhou (Canton) o Emperor Quianlong o Finally gave in on trade with Portuguese  o Trade with Europe is cautious  Effects of Chinese Trade o 1500: population is 100 million o 1750: population is 225 million o China trades silk, porcelain, lacquerware and tea (with England)  The Tokugawa Shogunate (1598­1867) o Tokugawa Ieyasu proclaimed himself Shogun (military governor) of Japan in  1598, ending decades of conflict  o Capital City: Edo (women and children lived here, close to Shogun to keep the  men following orders to keep their families safe)  Tokugawa Shogun reforms o Reduced power of Samurai o Expelled all European Christians (trouble) o Forbid Japanese from going abroad o Prohibited construction of large ships that could trade with far away countries  o Allow few foreign items and no foreign books o Europeans could only trade out of Nagasaki HIS 1400 World Empires The Islamic Empires and Global Trade   Islamic Divide (632 AD) o Sunni: Abu Bakr was true heir of the true religion o Shi’a: Ali Ibn Abi Talib was true heir to Muhammed o Either Sunni or Shi’a will take Muhammed’s place on the throne, fight breaks out  as to which is more qualified.  o Sunni was Muhammed’s right hand man, Shi’a was Muhammed’s son in law  Caliph: a spiritual leader  Islam spreads like wildfire after Muhammad dies  1096: pope in Rome calls for crusade of Christian knights to redeem the holy land (did  not like other religions)  The Mongol Influence o Destroy many Islamic kingdoms and conquered lots of territory, burned towns  and killed people  The Ottoman Empire (1289­1923) o Suleyman (1520­1566) o Janissaries (elite warriors) o Gunpowder Empires: empires that grow to power as gunpowder weapons begin to emerge  Expansion of Ottoman Empire (1580)  Safavid Empire (1502­1736)  The Mughal Empire (1526­1857)  Mughal Golden Age o Developed centralized government with ministries ruling each province o Established religious toleration  o Akbar (1556­1605), Admiral Akbar  Trade Addictions of Middle East o Tobacco, coffee HIS 1400 World Empires Russia and Global Trade   Russian empire gains power when the Mongol empire beings to crumble  Kicking out the Mongols o Ivan the Great (1462­1505)  Stops paying Mongols and they eventually go away became they are too  weak to fight back  Begins building Russian Independence   Moves capital to Moscow to spread the empire  Cossacks (traveling horseman/warriors) take over territories for Ivan in the empire  Launch rebellions against Russia as payback for being controlled  Consolidating Power o Ivan married the niece of the last Byzantine emperor  Byzantine = Rome (falls in 476) o Took the title of Tsar (Russian for Caesar) o Head of church and state  Center of political power shifted to Constantinople (falls in 1453), also the Byzantine  empire  Orthodox Churches  Russian Expansion (1400­1800)  Ivan the Terrible (1533­1584) o Tried to eradicate the boyars (aristocrats) who opposed his rule o He established a new aristocracy, oprichniki o Civil war broke out upon his death, the Romanov family took over o Serfs, slaves in Russia  The Modernizer (Peter the Great, 1682­1725) o European tour 1697­1698, brings back ideas for government, machines and  technology/military  Encouraged industrialization   Reformed the Russian army  Created a Russian navy  Reformed government system  Improved tax collection   Creates merit based system   Built St. Petersburg on Baltic Sea  Enforced western clothing and dress styles (shave beard)  Beard tax (keep beard, extra tax)  Catherine the Great (1762­1796): The Golden Age of the Russian Empire o “An enlightened despot” o Reformed prison system o Reformed education system o Nationalized church lands o Expands Russian borders   Connected by Trade o Traded with Europeans, Ottomans, Safavids, Mughals, and Chinese o Exported furs, leather, and grains HIS 1400 World Empires The Conflicts of Mercantalism  Revolutionizing World Trade Empires  Disputed Territory in North America o England has 14 colonies in America o French have colonies also and begin to expand more than England  Alliances with Native Americans   Trade relations  o Conflict over land in Pennsylvania will lead to French and Indian war  Fort Duquesne   George Washington brings on a World War (1753) o 21 year old George Washington leads militia to state Virginia’s claim to Ohio  Valley, 1754 o He screws up negotiations and war beings o Chief Half King traveling with Washington, kills peace ambassador o Washington has to surrender, goes back and tells Governor to give up on the land  Braddock to go to Fort Duquesne and claim land for the British o Attacked on the way, mortally wounded July 9, 1755 o Buried in road  William Pitt (Prime Minister) o Develops new way of fighting war against France o Assumes office in June 1757 o Kick French out of North America  Pitt’s Way of War (plan works) o Engage in massive deficit spending o Buy allies to fight in Europe  Frederick the Great, King of Prussia o Send Redcoats (British soldiers) to America  Hope for numerical superiority  o Send promising generals to America o Subsidize colonial troops  European Antagonists in America  o General, Marquis de Montcalm  Thousands of Indian allies, eventually turns them away by hating on their  ways  o General James Wolfe  Wants to capture Quebec  British attack (Battle of Quebec), Montcalm and Wolfe killed, French  defeated  War ends with Treaty of Paris (1763)  Romanticizing Victory, Ignoring Reality o Portrait of Wolfe’s death obscures reality  o Die glorious in battle  o Head terminal illness, tuberculosis  Wanted to die in battle  Eastern Monopoly o British victory at Plassey, India on June 23, 1757 o Opens door for their colonization of India o Led by Robert Clive  British Conquests o 7 year war o Colonies all over the world, war among these is American Revolution o Proclomation Line 1763: no Britains can move west of Appalachian mountains HIS 1400 World Empires Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment  Ancient Arbiters of Knowledge  o Claudius Ptolemy (Church, Philosophy) o Aristotle (Philosopher) o Geocentrism: the earth is the center f the universe  Renaissance Revisionists “Heliocentrism” o Nicolaus Copernicus (1473­1543)  Astronomer, theory that the Earth is not the center of the universe but the  sun is o Galileo Galilei (1564­1642)  Italian astronomer, “father of astronomy”  Supports Copernicus   Telescope inventions, says that there is constant change in the sky  Believes God must be very smart for creating such an intricate system  Lived near head of catholic church  Publishes findings before death and the church threatens him  Sir Isaac Newton (1642­1727) o British scientist, focus on math and physics o His work demonstrated that the heavens and earth were both ruled by rational  scientific laws, gravity  Suggests that God is a god of order and maintenance  Creates idea of Deism: there is a god out there  Economic Enlightenment o Adam Smith (1723­1790) o In “On the Wealth f Nations” (1776), Smith argues that markets are determined in a rational, mathematical process o Philosophs: investigators who are constantly researching  “Invisible Hand” Neoclassical Economics o John Maynard Keynes (1883­1946)  Says Smith is not completely right, there are times when the market needs  assistance o Milton Friedman (1912­2006)  Agrees with Smith, says the market can regulate itself  Political Challengers to Monarchy o Voltaire (French philosopher)  Religious freedom, freedom of expression, ridicules Catholic church o Montesquieu  Similar to Locke, wants political equality o Rosseau  Equality, relates to lower class, writes the social contract, can evict king  Political Enlightenment (John Locke 1632­1704) o “life, liberty, property” o Sought the rational principles that would foster political liberty  o Becomes very influential in America o Glorious Revolution (1688)  Kick out King James II, brings in William  Tax Stamps (1765) o Taxes on America  o Prevents living beyond Appalachian mountains o Many new rules enforced o In order to get any legal document you must get a stamp, also on newspapers  Opposing Taxation o Patrick Henry proposes the Stamp Act Resolutions in the Virginia House of  Burgesses, 1765 o No taxation without representation  Townshend Acts (1767) o Parliament will not tax on stamps but on certain imported items o Leads to no taxes on necessities, but there is tax on tea (1773)  British East India Company, given exclusive privilege of selling tea in  America  Colonial Protest against Tea Tax o Boston Tea Party (Dec 16 1773)  Sons of Liberty dress like Indians and dump tea into Boston Harbor before it can be sold


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