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  • Wars of the French Revolution

    These wars were the spark that created the French Revolution. These series of wars started through one small branch and turned into a full, grown tree.
  • Napoleonic Wars

    The Napoleonic Wars were a series of majoring conflicts that were led by Napoleon I. These series of wars were side effects of Napoleon's rampage that were caused through greed and fear from many countries.
  • First Serbian Uprising

    This uprising was against the Ottoman Empire which evolved into a war for independence. This uprising lasted until 1813.
  • Slave Trade Act (Great Britain)

    Slave Trade Act (Great Britain)
    1807 was when the Slave Trade was officially abolished in Great Britain. British ships were no longer allowed to carry slaves. Even though, some Americans continued to export slaves they were eventaully caught and were taxed heavily. Some of the slaves were thrown into the sea to avoid British finding slaves in these ships.
  • Congress of Vienna Formed

    Congress of Vienna Formed
    The Congress of Vienna reversed French conquests and everything Napoleon did; restoring balance of power. Liberal reforms persist; Russia emerges as a powerful factor in European affairs.
  • French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars End; Rise of Nationalism

    French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars End; Rise of Nationalism
    French conquests spread ideas of the French Revolution and caused many others to rebel as well. abolistion of sefdom, modern legal systems and Holy Roman Empire.
  • End of Greek War of Independence

    End of Greek War of Independence
    Greek against the Ottoman Empire; the 1832 Treaty of Constantinople is ratified at the London Conference of 1832
  • First Opium War

    First Opium War
    Britain wages First Opium War against China. The Opium Wars rose from China’s attempts to suppress the opium trade. The resulting widespread addiction in China was causing serious social and economic disruption there. March 1839 the Chinese government confiscated and destroyed more than 20,000 chests of opium
  • Treaty of Nanking

    Treaty of Nanking
    The British forced the Chinese to sign the Treaty of Nanking, which opened more of China to foreign China. It also granted the right to trade in Hong Kong.
  • Second Sikh War

    Second Sikh War
    The British East India Trading Company subjugated the Sikh Empire, and annuled Punjab. This caused relations to soar between the Indians and British.
  • European Trade with Africa

    European Trade with Africa
    The solid establishment of trading between Europe and Africa is a significant event because this is what began the Berlin Conference. When Europe realized that Africa had plenty of natural resources, King Leopold II decided not to wait for those natural resources to be traded to them, but he wanted to divide Africa amongst the European nations and decrease the cost of transport back to their main land.
  • British Raj

    British Raj
    Britain controlled most of India in the 1850s. They treated the Indians as servants. When Sepoys (Indian soldiers) learned that the cartridges for their new rifles provided by the British were greased with pork and beef fat, they refused to use them. The British imprisoned the Sepoys. The Indian people were outraged and rebellion against the British began.
  • East India Company collapses due to Sepoy Rebellion; British raj begins

    East India Company collapses due to Sepoy Rebellion; British raj begins
    The British Raj was a very significant ruling system of India. The East India Company, a major company at the time, collapsed because of the Enfield rifles that they produced.
  • India

    India
    The government of India transferred from East India Company to the crown; the government appoints a viceroy. He rules portions of India directly, and dominates local princes in the other portions. British rule guarantees that local wars will not happen inside India.
  • EITC disbanded, Britain Takes Direct Control

    EITC disbanded, Britain Takes Direct Control
    With the relations between the EITC soured, the British decide to disband it and take direct control, appointing a viceroy. He is able to control India and stop wars happening inside of India.
  • France Protectorate

    France Protectorate
    France had established a protectorate over Cambodia
  • Suez Canal

    Suez Canal
    The Suez Canal was opened in 1869 and was considered the "lifeline of the British Empire" because it provided a sea route from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. The canal had been paid for by French interest groups though it had been worked by Egyptians. The Suez Canal and other accesories turned out to be every expensive causing the British to oversee financial control allowing them to occupy Egypt in 1882.
  • Franco-Prussian War

    Franco-Prussian War
    Franco-Prussian War. Defeat of France and the declaration of the German Empire in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, January 1871.
  • Scramble for Africa

    Scramble for Africa
    Most major powers of Europe carved up Africa and split it amongst themselves. They had no regard for the political parties of Africa, nor what happened to the people. This movement was all about profit and bring their products to a new market. Germany, France, England, and Belgium all took part in the scramble.
  • Queen Victoria

    Queen Victoria
    Queen Victoria take the title Empress of India, nineteen years after the Indian sub-continent in incorporated into the British Empire.
  • Ottoman Empire

    Ottoman Empire
    Ottoman Empire loses main possessions in Europe; Treaty of Berlin.
  • Dual Alliance

    Dual Alliance
    Austria-Hungary and Germany signed a Dual Alliance. Britain consolidates its control over southern Africa after the Anglo-Zulu War.
  • Berlin Conference

    Berlin Conference
    The Berlin Conference is significant because it shows when King Leopold II decided to get rid of Africa so that Belgium expanded as well as the rest of the European nations. They did not consider cultural boundaries when they chose which land to conquer, so it caused wars amongst the people of Africa later in the future.
  • King Leopold and the Congo

    King Leopold and the Congo
    King Leopold agreed to abolish slavery, if and only if he got the whole Congo to himself. Thus, he obtained his own private country, treating the natural inhabitants very poorly. The Congo was rich in rubber, so when a new tire patent came out, Leopold forced the natives to harvest huge quotas for him. If they did not, he woul cut off their hands. He suppressed information about his ruthless rule, until Christian missionaries exposed the truth.
  • Germany

    Germany
    German East Africa Company established and German influence extended into Togoland and the Cameroons.
  • Overthrow of Hawaii

    Overthrow of Hawaii
    This was when Queen Liliuokalani took over Hawaii as the queen and resisted imperialism in her country and refused to allow sugar cane companies to run her land.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    This war was important because it showed the beginning of Spain's downfall as one of the major European countries in imperialism. The United States rose with new territories gained from the Spanish, and become more powerful and wealthy.
  • Battle of Adwa Ethiopians vs. Italians

    Battle of Adwa Ethiopians vs. Italians
    Menelik II of Ethiopia built up his army and got modern weapons, so they could defend themselves against European invasion.He discovered that the treaty he had signed with Italy was giving away a small portion of Ethiopoa to Italy. Menelik declared war and his army defeated the Italians. He still kept up his arsonel so they could defend themselves against countries to come.
  • Africa under European Control

    Africa under European Control
    This is when European nations gained many natural resources and began to industrialize Africa. This also demonstrates how when Europe split up Africa amongst themselves with disreguard towards cultural or linguistic boundaries, they set off future wars and disagreements amongst the people of Africa.
  • Austrian Empire Ending

    Austrian Empire Ending
    The Austrian Empire ends ends and they become a republic. Hungary becomes a kingdom.