Global Interactions, 1500 - 1800

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  • 1500

    Trade with Siberia

    Trade with Siberia
    The expansion into Siberia had lasting impact on the world because of the positive economic benefit of Russia. For example the Russians with the Siberians froragers and reindeer hunters provided fur the Russian needed. The Russians would eventually take over Siberia. Trade was good for them economically due to the new resources. This shows how the trade with Siberia had lasting impact on the Russian and the economy because were valuable and hadn't been discovered before. -Leah
  • 1500

    Japanese Civil Wars

    Japanese Civil Wars
    In the late 1500s, civil wars broke out that between different daimyo and because of that, Japan was split from within. This affected Japan into the future as it was difficult to reunify them. -Kamila
  • 1500

    Dependence on Janissaries

    Dependence on Janissaries
    Janissaries were slaves that were part of the Ottoman military. They were trained and educated to become good fighters, this led the government to depend on Janissaries for military support. This was an important point because the government was overly dependent on them, that it caused a social imbalance and decreased funds that were spent for them to fight. This made the Janissaries lose their position in society. (Ottoman Empire)
  • 1500

    Rebellions against Yangban

    Rebellions against Yangban
    Peasant and bandit uprisings caused rebellions against the yangban class because they were taking over control. This was an important turning point because it led to the yangban class being stopped because they were affecting the lower class. The yangban were then given less power to prevent any more rebellions. (Choson Korea)
  • 1501

    Shah Ismail becomes Shah of Persia

    Shah Ismail becomes Shah of Persia
    Shah Ismail becomes Shah of Persia, marking the beginning of Ismail’s rule of the Safavid Empire.-abi
  • 1502

    Ottomans fight first rounds in war

    Ottomans fight first rounds in war
    The Ottomans fought the first rounds of a war with venice (lasting 2 centuries). Venice was the most powerful of Italy’s commercial city-states proving the Ottomans political stability.-abi
  • 1502

    Safavid empire founded by Ismail I

    Safavid empire founded by Ismail I
    Safavid empire founded by Ismail I, who declared Iran a Shi’ite state, this shows that the role of religion affected the empire. Although Ismail’s reasoning for the conversion aren’t known, the goal was to create a deep chasm between Iran and its Sunni Muslim neighbors.-Abi
  • 1509

    The Safavids Conquer Iraq

    The Safavids Conquer Iraq
    The Safavids were able to take control over Iraq, with the help their leader Ismail Shah. This was an important turning point because it began a series of battles between the Ottoman and Safavid empires. Both empires would often have conflicts because the Ottoman didn't want the Shia Islam to spread, but the Safavids did want it to continue expanding. (Safavid Empire and Ottoman Empire)
  • 1514

    Battle of Chaldiran

    Battle of Chaldiran
    Selim I defeats Ismail I of the Safavids while East Anatolia was under Ottoman control(1st time) which was a win for the Ottoman Empire over the Safavid empire, causing political empowerment for the Ottoman empire.-Abi
  • 1517

    Battle of Ridaniya

    Battle of Ridaniya
    Selim I defeats Tuman bay II of Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt while Egypt still under Ottoman rule, showing the Ottomans political strength-Abi
  • 1520

    Peak of Ottoman Empire

    Peak of Ottoman Empire
    Through great organization, strong military strategies and a strong army the Ottoman Empire was able to be sustained. The ultimate growth in the Ottoman Empire made for trade and conflict between European and Islamic powers, creating lasting impacts on the Middle East, Asia and Europe.-Abi
  • 1520

    Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent

    Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent
    Suleiman begins his reign, leading to Suleiman’s political and economic successes that significantly expanded the Ottoman Empire , which help enlarge its presence as a world power.-Abi
  • 1526

    The Battle of Panipat

    The Battle of Panipat
    The Battle of Panipat marks the beginning of the Mughal Empire. Being one of the earliest battles to involve gunpowder, firearms, and field artillery, proves the Mughal empire had advancements in technology. But, Babur was prevented from stabilizing his empires rule because of the ongoing wars of aggression.-Abi
  • 1526

    Periodic battles in Safavid Empire

    Periodic battles in Safavid Empire
    Periodic battles broke out showing the evident struggles within the empire politically, more specifically when Tahmasp’s reign began.-Abi
  • 1529

    First Ottoman Siege of Vienna

    First Ottoman Siege of Vienna
    Suleiman the Magnificent led siege to Vienna, showing Suleiman’s political capabilities, by giving insight on the importance of his reign during the period when the imperial system worked to perfection.-abi
  • 1534

    Suleiman I leads the Iraqs campaign

    Suleiman I leads the Iraqs campaign
    Suleiman I leads the Two Iraqs campaign against the Safavids, taking over Baghdad, showing the political conflict between the Ottoman Empire and the Safavid Empire, as the Ottoman led the Two Iraq campaign against them, ultimately leading to the Ottoman empire taking over a large city state-Abi
  • 1540

    Sher Shah Suri drives Humayun out of India

    Sher Shah Suri drives Humayun out of India
    Sher Shah Suri (leader of the rival Sur dynasty),drives Humayun out of India and seizes power. Humayun takes refuge with the Safavid rulers in Persia, which serves to create a strong bond with the two dynasties, showing the social relations made between the empires.-Abi
  • 1543

    Japanese Contact with the Portuguese

    Japanese Contact with the Portuguese
    The Portuguese were the first Europeans to come in contact with Japan. This was an important point because it marked the start of many interactions between Europeans and Japan. It also intermixed Japanese and European culture. (Tokugawa Japan)
  • 1548

    Qazvin Became A Capital

    Qazvin Became A Capital
    Qazvin became the capital of the Safavid Empire, due to its location. This was an important event because Qazvin became a major cultural center that provided safety for the Safavids, but also allowed trade between them and other regions. (Safavid Empire)
  • 1550

    Rulers of the Muscoy

    Rulers of the Muscoy
    The Rulers of Muscoy based in Moscow was a turning point because it created the empire that crossed into North America and Eurasia. This was turning point because the Empire stretched across such a vast region. This shows how the politics of Russia was effective because of how much Russia took over.-Leah
  • 1550

    Conversion of Siberians

    Conversion of Siberians
    The people of Russia wanted to convert the people of Siberia to Christianity. This was a turning point because it spread Christian Christianity then ever before having a lasting impact on the world-Leah
  • 1555

    Peace of Amasya

    Peace of Amasya
    Peace of Amasya (signed with the Safavid Empire). As Eastern Anatolia, western Georgia, and western Kurdistan fall in Ottoman hands,the latter also gained control over most of Mesopotamia, while Eastern Armenia, Eastern Georgia, Dagestan, and Shirvan remain under Safavid rule. The political peace treaty shows the political agreement between these two empires.-Abi
  • 1556

    Peak of Mughal Empire

    Peak of Mughal Empire
    At its peak, the Mughal empire extended over nearly all of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Afghanistan, causing Mughal India to become the world's largest economic and manufacturing power and is considered India's last golden age.-Abi
  • 1556

    Earthquake in Shanxi

    Earthquake in Shanxi
    This earthquake is said to have been the deadliest in history with about 800,000 lives lost which was around 30% of the population in Xi'an.
  • 1557

    Macau Trading Port

    Macau Trading Port
    The Portuguese and the Ming agreed to a treaty to make the trading port in Macau legally of the Portuguese. Soon, the Ming dynasty became dependent on foreign trade and merchants were doing well.
  • 1557

    Tribute System to Maritime Trade

    Tribute System to Maritime Trade
    China had replaced the tribute system that it had with maritime trade. China began exporting silk and they allowed Europeans in the empire. This caused expansion and exchange of cultures.
  • 1569

    Akbar has a Muslim and Hindu son

    Akbar has a Muslim and Hindu son
    By making sure that his son was both muslim and hindu, Akbar (ruler of the Mughal empire) attempted to unite the cultures or at least draw peace in the future which is somewhat successful. Altogether decreasing the tension between the two religions after his birth.-Abi
  • 1571

    Ottoman Naval Defeat at Lepanto

    Ottoman Naval Defeat at Lepanto
    The Battle of Lepanto was a naval engagement/warfare,when a fleet of the Holy League, led by the Venetian Republic and the Spanish Empire, inflicted a major defeat on the fleet of the Ottoman Empire in the Gulf of Patras.-Abi
  • 1571

    Kingdom of Sweden

    Kingdom of Sweden
    This led to the Russian not being able to expand into the Sweden and Baltic Sea this hindered Russian power. Russia could have been much more powerful. This shows how the Kingdom was a turning point -Leah
  • 1582

    Expansion into Siberia

    Expansion into Siberia
    The expansion into Siberia was good for Russians politically and had a lasting impact on the world because of how Russia used the Siberian colony as a place for political prisoners.The expansion and eventual take over of the Siberians was good politically because now the Russians had dominance over a new area. This also had lasting impact because now Russia had much more power than before.-Leah
  • First Catholic Mission

    First Catholic Mission
    Matteo Ricci started the first Catholic Missonary in China and helped to spread the new religion throughout the country.
  • Reign of Shah Abbas the Great

    Reign of Shah Abbas the Great
    Shah Abbas' reign is seen as the peak of the Safavid Empire because he lead the people in the right direction and helped increase population and land, also an empire that was dominant for over 200 years.-Abi
  • Japanese invasions

    Japanese invasions
    The Japanese invasions into Korea have affected relations between them and formal relations didn't resume until 1617, although there is still tension between the two countries today. Kamila
  • The Imjin War

    The Imjin War
    The Japanese, under the control of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, sent out forces to Korea, in an attempt to give Japan more power and to dominate over East Asia. This event left a lasting effect on Korea because it weakened the country and its central government, for many years to follow. Korea had a major decrease in population and it suffered of damage to both their land and economy. They also lost many talented artisans and technicians, taken by Japan. (Tokugawa Japan and Choson Korea)
  • Japanese Products

    Japanese Products
    Products from Japan improved after the invasions of Korea. The Japanese were skilled in creating steel making, pottery, lacquer, and porcelain. Their excellent products helped bring in more customers and helped the economy to grow, which gave their economy the foundation it needed to be as strong as it is today. -Kamila
  • Loss of silver

    Loss of silver
    China lost 26 million ounces of silver when they helped Korea defeat two Japanese campaignes
  • Japanese Halt Invasions

    Japanese Halt Invasions
    The Chinese negotiated peace with the Japanese to stop the invasions. The peace only lasted 4 years, when Japan invaded Korea again, but still, it was attempt at peace that would soon come.
  • Japanese Invasions Resumed

    Japanese Invasions Resumed
    Even though peace had been negotiated just 4 years prior, the Japanese restarted the invasions. This brought more devastations to Korea and China, making it difficult to reestablish good relationships later on.
  • Isfahan Became Iran's Capital

    Isfahan Became Iran's Capital
    Shah Abbas I turned Isfahan into the royal capital of Iran, due to its fertile land and bodies of water that had potential to make Iran successful. This left a lasting effect because Isfahan became a major trading center that increased the amount of commerce throughout the Safavid dynasty. The commerce that continued to increase in Isfahan, attracted many merchants from other regions and made it a successful religious center in the early Islamic world. (Safavid Dynasty)
  • End of Japanese Invasions

    End of Japanese Invasions
    Japan's military finally withdrew from Korea in 1598 by order of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. This had a lasting effect for both Japan and Korea as their fighting ended. Even though, Japan and Korea had yet to make complete peace with each other, it was a start towards being where they are today. -Kamila
  • End of the Muscovite Rulers

    End of the Muscovite Rulers
    The end of the Muscovite rulers led to political turmoil such as polish forces eventually ruling Moscow. The led to the political decline because not even the Russians ruled Russia. This was also a turning point because it led to the decline of the Russian empire witch changed the course of history forever. -Leah
  • Trade with Muslim Neighbors

    Trade with Muslim Neighbors
    Trade with muslim neighbors was good for the Muslim religion and a turning point cause the Russian empire then became more diverse and spread the Muslim religion witch was good for the Muslim religion. This was also a turning point because it exposed the Russian to the Muslim religion.-Leah
  • Lack of access to Ports

    Lack of access to Ports
    The lack of access to ports was a turning point because if Russia was not lad locked it could have led to better economic and social benefits. For example if Russia had not been land locked the Russians could have been even more powerful and interacted with more cultures.-Leah
  • Manufacturing in Japan Grew

    Manufacturing in Japan Grew
    Manufacturing grew as a result of Japan's skills and helped the economy of Japan to grow. Japan continues to benefit from their large industries that have been growing since the early 1600s. -Kamila
  • Japanese Isolation

    Japanese Isolation
    In the early 1600s, Japan attempted to isolate itself from the rest of the world by prohibiting foreigners to enter Japan and Japanese from going abroad. They did this to preserve traditional culture by minimizing exposure to Christianity as well as other threats.
  • Tokugawa Shogunate

    Tokugawa Shogunate
    The establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate was significant because it was the start of a new era in Japan, and changed how Japan's government and military were run, with influences up to today. -Kamila
  • Edo

    Edo
    Edo was established as Japan's new capital, and while it is now named Tokyo, remains as Japan's capital, so it is still important today. -Kamila
  • End of Anatolian revolts

    End of Anatolian revolts
    The Ottoman Dynasty was landed in Anatolia and it was a small and insignificant state at that time. The Ottoman beylik evolved into the Ottoman Empire over the next 200 years, expanding throughout the Balkans, Anatolia. This fueled rebellions in Anatolia against the Ottoman Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries, but the Sultan lost a great amount of power after the revolts and the Ottoman Empire began to lose its power.-Abi
  • Japan & Korea's Formal Relations

    Japan & Korea's Formal Relations
    After the invasions ended, Japan and Korea established formal relations between the two countries. This was the first time they officially established some peace after the Japanese Invasions and helped them to progress to more peace in the future.
  • The 1st Manchu Invasion of Korea

    The 1st Manchu Invasion of Korea
    The Manchu tribe was looking to take control over Ming China, but they first invaded Korea to protect themselves from any attacks. This was an important turning point because Choson Korea was attacked and was no longer under the control of Ming China. In the process, Ming China was weakened, which led to the control of the Manchu, who established the Qing dynasty. (Choson Korea, Ming to Qing China)
  • Dutchman Shipwreck in Korea

    Dutchman Shipwreck in Korea
    A Dutchman sailor shipwrecked in Korea and was taken in by the Koreans because of his experience in warfare knowledge. This became an important turning point because the Dutchman went on to write a book on Choson Korea that gave other foreigners interest in the country. It opened up many people to enter Korea and interact with the people through trade. (Choson Korea)
  • Shah Abbas's Death

    Shah Abbas's Death
    After Shah Abbas's death, trade declined, so later shahs were not able to afford to pay their armies. To regain more money the government tried to take money from nomads. This was an important point because it caused the government to become weak and Afghans were able to invade Isfahan and rule after the end of the Safavid Empire. (Safavid Empire)
  • Rebellion

    Rebellion
    The Little Ice Age cause famine and distress which lead to uprisings and the formation of gangs. Soon they became unstoppable even to imperial power and riots became common.
  • The 2nd Manchu Invasion of Korea

    The 2nd Manchu Invasion of Korea
    Although, the Manchu were already in power of China, many Koreans still held an alliance to Ming China and refused to unite with the Qing Empire. This was an important event because the Manchu showed their superiority in war and defeated Korea. This way they were able to get obedience from Koreans, using fear to force them to pay tributes and be in support of Qing China, and cut any ties with the Ming Empire. (Choson Korea and Qing China)
  • Japan's Christian Persecution

    Japan's Christian Persecution
    Japan completely banned Christianity and blocked missionaries as the main dominant religion was Confucianism. The ban on Christian combined with Confucianism's popularity made it easier to unify Japan
  • Ottoman Period of Power Begins

    Ottoman Period of Power Begins
    The Ottoman Empire ruled over Iraq's Sunni population and gave them little power, but they were able to intake more knowledge from the new environment and economy. This was an important turning point because it gave the Sunni more control, after being released by the Ottoman Empire. Later on, the Sunni were able to gain political power, through the use of new opportunities they found, while they had been conquered by the Ottomans. (Ottoman Empire)
  • Ottoman Control over Baghdad

    Ottoman Control over Baghdad
    The Ottomans and Safavids would often battle for control over Baghdad; after going back and forth, eventually the Safavids were banished from contact with Baghdad. This became an important turning event because this meant that the Ottomans gained more territory and were able to claim Baghdad as their own. The Ottomans were more successful and were able to wear off any attacks from the Safavids. (Ottoman Empire and Safavid Empire)
  • Monetary crisis

    Monetary crisis
    The Japanese began to isolate itself and limited foreign trade which was a cause of the monetary crisis in China and the value of silver went up. This affected farmers and damages court revenues
  • Epidemic

    Epidemic
    A great epidemic spread, and in one area in China, 90% of the population died. It's unknown exactly how many died.
  • Last Ming Emperor

    Last Ming Emperor
    The last Ming emperor committed suicide and in that same year the Qing dynasty was formed after the Manchu people took over.
  • The Little Ice Age

    The Little Ice Age
    The Little Ice Age cause temperatures in China and across the world to drop. The lowest temperatures in China happened in 1645 and the cold lasted until the 1700s. This caused famine and agricultural distress which lead to population loss and steady deterioration of the king dynasty.
  • Kangxi

    Kangxi
    The emperor Kangxi caused the Qing empire to experience a period of prosper with military, economic, and cultural achievements.
  • The Battle of Vienna

    The Battle of Vienna
    The Battle of Vienna hurt the Ottoman Empire because it was a huge failure and led to large losses of troops for the Ottomans.-abi
  • Peter the Great travels to Europe

    Peter the Great travels to Europe
    This is a turning point because of how it influenced buildings and Peter wanted the buildings like the French. This was a turning point because the Russians were influenced by the fFrench with effected buildings for many years to come -Leah
  • Peter the Great came to Power

    Peter the Great came to Power
    Peter the Great came to power was a turning point because it created a lasting effect on the world and Russia because of how Peter the Great was responsible for the Expansion of Russia witch would have an effect on different cultures.-Leah
  • Long period of warfare

    Long period of warfare
    Long period of warfare caused many peasants to go to the Siberian and the Cossacks. This is a turning point because before hand than there was not long period of war peasents did not flee- Leah
  • Peter the Great and Autocracy

    Peter the Great and Autocracy
    Peter the great was an autocracy because of how he held absolute power. This was turning even because if Peter the great did not hold absolute power the world would be different because before Siberia was not conquered but was after Peter the great -Leah
  • Education of Children in Russian Society

    Education of Children in Russian Society
    -The education of Children in Russian society was a turning point because of how children may of may not been educated in Russia but now most were- Leah
  • Peter the Great and the Orthodox Church

    Peter the Great and the Orthodox Church
    Peter the Great took control of the Orthodox Church This was turning point because influenced Russia for the years to come as it still influences Russia today and was not under Russian control befre-Leah
  • Great Northern War

    Great Northern War
    This led to the Baltic Sea being able to being acess because of how this led to Russia becoming more powerful than before. Therefore it is turning point-Leah
  • Decline of the Samurai

    Decline of the Samurai
    The strong position of the samurai deteriorated as the views of Japan's society changed. The decline of the samurai had an impact because it showed how Japan's views were shifting to a more civil society, much like the one it is today. -Kamila
  • Full Unification of Japan

    Full Unification of Japan
    Japan reached full unification in the early 1700s after being torn apart by the civil wars. Their unification has lasted to today as Japan has stayed one country. -Kamila
  • Edo: Largest city in the world

    Edo: Largest city in the world
    Edo became the largest city in the world in the late seventeenth century, with a population of nearly a million people. Because of Edo's success back in the 1700s, Tokyo has stayed the largest city in the world to date with a population of around 38 million people. -Kamila
  • Population vs. Economy in Japan

    Population vs. Economy in Japan
    Since the 1700s, the economy has outgrown population in Japan. While their population grew large, their rate of economic growth was greater. This affected how well the lands were developed in central Japan.
  • Japanese Merchant Families

    Japanese Merchant Families
    Merchant families grew their wealth in the 1600s and by the 1700s, they held enough power to be the key to industrial development and future modernization and thus helped to grow the economy.
  • The Rise of Yangban

    The Rise of Yangban
    As the Yangban class expanded, they began a male oriented inheritance system. This was an important turning point because it gave women less opportunities in society. It increased gender discrimination and dropped women down in social status. (Choson Korea)
  • "Forty-Seven Ronin"

    "Forty-Seven Ronin"
    The "Forty-Seven Ronin" incident sparked a political debate in Japan as the customs of the samurai were questioned as Japan's society's views changed. The incident was the first major event that showcased how Japan's society was evolving to what it currently is. -Kamila
  • St Peterburg

    St Peterburg
    This was the Window to west this was a turning point because of how it wasn't the capital before and then it was. It also made Russia more powerful there fore it was a turning point. -Leah
  • Construction of Russian Navy

    Construction of Russian Navy
    The construction of the Russian Navy led to campaign of the Black Sea. This was a turning point because without access to the black sea Russia would not become as powerful-Leah
  • Decree of 1716

    Decree of 1716
    The decree of 1716 was a turning point because before the leader of Russia didn't have supreme authority this was a turning point because of how much power Russia imposed on its people where this hasn't happened before-Leah
  • The beginning of the Tulip Period

    The beginning of the Tulip Period
    The Tulip Period was a period where European style, fashion and culture became popular in the Ottoman Empire. This is significant as it shows the impact European culture had on areas in the Middle East and West Asia. These changes had a lasting affect and it the effect of Europe cultures in these areas can still be seen today. And the period gets its name from court society's passion for tulips, which were especially prized as a cultivar and artistic motif.-Abi
  • Afghan invaders topple last Safavid shah-Safavid Empire

    Afghan invaders topple last Safavid shah-Safavid Empire
    Due to the inflation of cheap silver, trade through Safavid territory declined, leading to shahs not being able to pay their army. Because of the weak government and little support from nomadic groups, it was fairly simple for Afghan invaders to capture Isfahan and put a significant end to Safavid rule.-Abi
  • New Independent States

    New Independent States
    Many officials, like Nizam al-Mulk, gave up on a central government because Mughal and Iranian power were both decreasing. Soon, they started creating their own independent states, which had an important effect on the Mughal Empire. Once these officials started branching off and separated from the Mughal Empire, it began to become weaker, which allowed Afghans to establish an independent kingdom that took control over the Mughals. (Mughal Empire)
  • The Printing Press

    The Printing Press
    The Ottoman Empire's use of the printing press did not occur until centuries after they had already known about it. This was due to opposition from religious people and scribes. This was an important turning point because before the introduction of the printing press, the Ottoman empire fell behind in technological advancements compared to other regions. Once the printing press was introduced, the empire was able to develop and had more advanced innovations. (Ottoman Empire)
  • Qianlong

    Qianlong
    The emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty led China into a period of prosperity.
  • Iranians under Nadir Shah sack Dehli- Mughal Empire

    Iranians under Nadir Shah sack Dehli- Mughal Empire
    Nadir Shah (warlord who seized power in Iran), invaded the Mughal capital and went back to Iran with the "peacock throne", a priceless jewel-encrusted symbol of Mughal grandeur. This is significant as this was a huge culturally destructive event to the Mughal empire.-Abi
  • The British Enter India

    The British Enter India
    Joseph François Dupleix took presidency of the French Pondicherry and captured an english trading center of Madras and became a broker. His entry to India allowed more Europeans to enter the country. This became an important event because it opened a way for the British to set foot in India and gave them a chance to exploit their resources. (Mughal Empire)
  • Trade Agreements

    Trade Agreements
    Muslim merchants that would trade with Europeans, would charge them smaller percentages of duties and fees compared to other regions. These were trade agreements, known as capitulations, that gave Europeans more power. This was an important turning point because Europeans gained domination over trade throughout the Ottoman Empire.This also gave way for the empire to expand to more European territory, and allowed it to take control over large amounts of land. (Ottoman Empire)
  • Development of Art in Japan

    Development of Art in Japan
    By the late seventeenth century into the 1800s, a vivid culture emerged in the Japanese countryside. Theater, woodblock prints, restaurants, and silk fabrics developed. This had the impact of an improvement of their art.
  • Persecution of Catholicism

    Persecution of Catholicism
    The Korean government was not in favor of the Catholic faith, therefore it was banned, and led to killing of people who secretly practiced it. This was an important turning point because it stopped the church from developing much further in Korea. Many people lost interest in Catholicism because the persecutions didn't allow them to have the freedom to choose the religion. Korea was forced to make changes because the government didn't like the Catholic faith. (Choson Korea)
  • Foreign Threat to Japan

    Foreign Threat to Japan
    Off the Japanese coasts, Russian and British ships were spotted, and people soon realized how decentralized and weak Japan was to resist a foreign invasion. This changed how other places perceived Japan, so they took advantage of it by trying to open Japan as a place to dock their ships. -Kamila
  • The Macartney Mission

    The Macartney Mission
    China was successfully able to stop the Macartney Mission, which would suppressed the power they had built. This is an important turning point because they were able to gain a lot of success through rejecting this mission, which distracted them from problems that were arriving. More success in China, led to large amounts of population and damaged land, that decreased Qing China's resources. Eventually, this led to the downfall of the Qing dynasty. (Qing China)
  • Black Sea Campaign

    Black Sea Campaign
    The Black Sea campaign was good for economics of Russia because now there was a more direct place to trade. This was also a turning point because the Russians never had trade with the Baltic Sea.-Leah
  • Catherine the Great

    Catherine the Great
    The expansion of into Eurasia and North America and Catherine the Great was very important and a turning point because this expansion led to a change in cultures as well with wouldn't be the same-Leah
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    Global Interactions

    Key to colors used:
    Green: Politics
    Blue: Social Life
    Red: Economy
    Purple: Religion
    Orange: Art Tokugawa- Kamila
    Choson Korea- Juliana
    Ottoman Empire- Abi
    Ming to Qing China- Grace
    Russia- Leah
    Safavid Empire and Mughal Empire- All worked on