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  • Period: 114 BCE to 1450

    The Silk Road

    The Silk Road was an important trade route between Europe and Asia. The route united the two continents economically and culturally.
  • 1066

    Norman Feudalism

    The Norman Conquest in England introduced feudalism when William I gave land to his 180 followers. This would be the system used for about 120 years.
  • Period: 1185 to

    Japanese Feudal System

    Japan started it's feudal system in 1185 and was further pushed during the Kamakura Period. This system would be used until 1603.
  • Period: 1300 to

    The Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire was founded under Osman I in Turkey, and controlled most of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa at it's peak. It was dissolved after losing WW1.
  • Period: 1325 to 1519

    The Aztec Empire

    The Aztec Empire was a native Central American empire that started in 1325. It fell to the Spanish conquistadors in 1519.
  • Period: 1400 to

    Scientific Revolution

    The Scientific Revolution was a period of rapid growth in science in Europe. Science influenced politics, changed the way people thought, and became more popular than Christianity.
  • Period: 1438 to 1572

    The Inca Empire

    The Inca Empire was started in 1438 and resided in the Andes. They dissolved in 1533 when the Spaniards conquered them.
  • Period: 1492 to

    The Colombian Exchange

    The Colombian Exchange was the transfer of disease, people, crops, and animals between the New and Old World.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Colombus discovers North America in 1492

    Christopher Colombus, along with his crew, sail to North America in 1492 and connect the continent to Europe.
  • Period: 1526 to

    The Mughal Empire

    The Mughal Empire was a Southern Asian empire that reached from Kashmir to South India at it's peak. It was dissolved in 1857 by the British Raj.
  • Period: Aug 25, 1530 to

    Ivan the Terrible

    Born on August 25th, 1530 to Vasily III, Ivan IV would become infamous for his reign of terror. He died on March 18th, 1584, due to a stroke while playing chess.
  • 1534

    France Colonizes America

    France landed in Canada in 1534. They colonized Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and St. Lawrence, and moved to the rest of Canada later.
  • Jan 16, 1547

    Ivan IV becomes Tsar

    On January 16th, 1547, Ivan IV came to power. While ruling reasonably at first, he began ruling cruelly later on, gaining the title of "Ivan the Terrible".
  • Period: 1558 to

    The Livonian War

    The Livonian War was fought for control of Livonia, and involved the Tsardom of Russia (under Ivan IV) against Sweden, Lithuania, and Poland. After 24 years, Russia lost the war.
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    The Enlightenment was a period of intellectual and philosophical revolution in Europe.
  • The Gunpowder Plot

    The Gunpowder Plot was an assassination attempt by Catholics in England to blow up the Parliament Building while King James I was in it. The plot was discovered before it could happen and all men involved were killed.
  • Britain Colonizes America

    Britain settlers first landed in Virginia in 1607. They would establish 12 other colonies in different states along the East Coast.
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    English Civil War

    The English Civil War was between the Roundheads and Cavaliers, ending in a Roundhead victory. The Roundheads were Puritans and supporters of Parliament, while the Cavaliers were the nobles and landowners under Charles I.
  • Cossack Riots

    The Cossack riots were attacks against Jews by the Cossacks in Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 20,000 Jews.
  • Russo-Swedish War

    Russia defeats Sweden during an invasion with help from Denmark and Norway, ending the Swedish Empire.
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    Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution was a period of rapid mechanical evolution. It started the transition of goods created by hand to machinery.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was the separation of America from Britain. After heavy taxes were placed on America by Britain, American militias began forming to fight against and eventually push British forces out of America.
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    Napoleon was a French Military General who led France to win 38 battles, while only losing 5.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was an riot in Boston that ended in 5 Americans killed by British Redcoats. It was one of the leading factors for the American Revolution.
  • End of the Patroon System

    The Patroon System was abolished in 1775 when the British Parliament took away the land from Dutch Americans, who took the side of the independence-seeking Americans.
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    French Revolution

    The French Revolution started because the Third Estate of French citizens were heavily taxed and underrepresented. The Third Estate overthrew the government and used the guillotine on many French officials.
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    French Revolution

    During the French Revolution, the Third Estate rebelled against the upper classes and abolished their monarchic government.
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    Haitian Revolution

    The Haitian Revolution was a slave rebellion led by Toussaint L'Overture against the French in Haiti. It is widely regarded as the most successful and largest slave rebellion in the West.
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    Age of Imperialism

    During the Age of Imperialism, developed countries began colonizing undeveloped land. America was heavily targeted during this time, as it was undiscovered and free for the takers.
  • Battle of Austerlitz

    Known as Napoleon's greatest victory, Napoleon triumphed over the much larger Russo-Austrian force using ambush tactics.
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    The British Raj

    The British Raj was the period of British rule over India. Britain treated the country very poorly and resulted in an estimated 35 million dead Indians.
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    The Scramble for Africa

    The Scramble for Africa was the period of colonization in Africa by European countries. The countries divided up Africa amongst each other and exploited the continent for themselves.
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    World War I

    World War I was the largest war in human history at the time, and introduced many revolutionary war implementations and strategies. The war was between Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire, forming the Central Powers, and Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Canada, Japan and the United States, forming the Allied Powers.
  • Benito Mussolini comes to power

    Mussolini, the Fascist ruler of Italy during World War 2, came to power on October 24,1922, through a coup d'etat.
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    World War II

    World War II involved the Allied Forces, composed of Britain, Russia, France, and the U.S., against the Axis forces, composed of Germany, Japan, and Italy. World War II was the largest war in history.
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    Indonesian Revolution

    The Indonesian Revolution was the fight for independence from the Netherlands by Indonesia after World War 2. Indonesia had gained a taste for independence after Japanese occupation encouraged nationalism.
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    The Korean War

    Started when Kim Il-sung of North Korea attempted an invasion of South Korea, the US and UN joined the side of South Korea and forced a retreat from North Korea. China helped North Korea with preventing a counter-invasion from the South.
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    Algerian Revolution

    The Algerian Revolution was the fight for Algerian independence from France. The Algerian National Liberation Front used guerrilla tactics and terrorism to free Algeria from France.
  • Death of Kim Il-sung

    North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Il-sung died on July 8, 1994, from a stroke. After his death, a 34 hour mourning period was held and his son, Kim Jong-il was put into power.