• 600

    Chinese use woodblock printing

    The Chinese use what is called woodblock printing, which is a way to print pages by carving out a wood block and using that to create pages
  • Period: 1299 to

    The Reign of the Ottoman Empire

    The reign of the Ottoman empire lasted hundreds of years. The Ottoman empire spanned from modern day Turkey, to the Balkans in Europe, to north Africa, and to southeast Asia. the Ottoman empire is notable in part due to the fact that it invaded and caused the end of the Byzantine empire, also known as the eastern Roman empire. The Ottoman empire fell in 1922, after being defeated by the Allied powers in World War 2
  • Period: 1400 to

    Age of Exploration

    The Age of Exploration was a time period ranging from the late 1400s to the early 1600s. it was a period of time where European countries did lots of exploring, like exploring new routes to India, much of the far east, and the Americas.
  • 1450

    Johannes Gutenburg creates the printing press

    In the 1450's Gutenburg creates a commercially viable printing press, and the printing press starts its takeover of Europe
  • May 29, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople

    On may 29th, 1453, Constantinople is conquered by the Ottoman empire. this marks the death of the nation known as Byzantine, or also known as the eastern Roman Empire.
  • Period: 1487 to 1488

    The Voyage of Bartolomeu Dias

    the Voyage of Bartolomeu Dias was a voyage that left from Portugal that took place from 1487 to 1488. it is important because it reached the southern tip of Africa, proving that east Asia could be reached by sailing around Africa
  • 1492

    The Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    The Voyage of Christopher Columbus was a voyage that left Spain in 1492. it is significant because at the time, it proved that Asia could be reached by going around the world, but shortly after it was proof of a new, undiscovered world
  • 1493

    Christofer Colombus's letter, concerning the islands recently discovered i the Indian sea

    in 149, Christopher Columbus sends a letter to the king of Spain, describing what Christopher Columbus found in the Bahamas
  • 1497

    The Voyage of Vasco de Gama

    The voyage of Vasco de Gama was a voyage that took off from Portugal, in 1497. it is significant because it is the first European voyage to successfully reach India via sea.
  • 1519

    Fall of Tenochtitlan

    The fall of Tenochtitlan marks the fall of a city in the Incan empire. Mexico City was built upon the rubble of Tenochtitlan. in the battle of Tenochtitlan, the Incan Emperor was killed.
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    The Rule of the Qing Dynasty

    The rule of the Qing dynasty lasted nearly 300 years. it was one of the many Chinese dynasties throughout history. it used military campaigns to expand its territory. it was known to take over an area called Xinjiang, where the natives of the land, the Uighurs, were integrated into Chinese society. Ever since the day that the Uighurs were integrated into Chinese society, they have suffered many abuses.
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    The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment was a cultural revolution that took place in Europe from 1685 to 1815. The Enlightenment completely changed the way that Europeans viewed government, science, and facts. The Enlightenment lead to many new things, such as the American and French revolutions, The taming of electricity, and the parachute
  • The Glorious Revolution

    In 1688, after much tension between the catholic king, King James II, and protestant members of the public, King James fled to France, and the new king and queen transferred most of the power to parliament. This revolution, also referred to as the "Bloodless Revolution" due to its lack of violence, was one of the most important events leading to Britain’s transformation from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. The revolution founded much of the Enlightenment ideals at the time.
  • Russian invasion of sweden

    In 1721, the Russians invaded Sweden, taking lots of territory, and effectively ending the Swedish Empire
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    The Russian Empire

    The Russian empire was a large empire spanning all throughout Europe and Asia. The empire lasted from 1721 with the crowning of Peter the I as emperor, all the way to the abdication of Nicholas the II in 1917. Some things that the Russian Empire was known for was its extremely large swaths of land, its diversity in its people, and its cruel, autocratic monarchs.
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    The French Revolution

    The French Revolution was a Revolution by the people of France against the government of France. The French Revolution is famous for the use of the guillotine to execute enemies. The French revolution occurred due to the Enlightenment bringing about new ways of thinking about government. The French Revolution was one of the biggest outcomes of the Enlightenment
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    The Rule of Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a french general, and later an emperor. Napoleon grew up on the island of Corisca, he rapidly rose his way through the ranks of the French military during the French Revolution. In 1799, he seized power via a coup de etat, and in 1804 crowned himself emperor. Napoleons first rule lasted from 1799 until 1814, where he was exiled. he then preceded to escape exile and regain control, which he swiftly lost and soon returned to exile
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    The Age of Imperialism

    The Age of Imperialism was a time period from 1800 to 1914. It marks the time when a handful of imperialist countries controlled most of the world.
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    King Leopold the 2nd

    King Leopold the 2nd was the king of Belgium from 1865 to 1909. He is most well known for starting the "scramble for Africa" as well as his extremely harsh treatment of the inhabitants of his own personal kingdom, which excessed a total of 8 million deaths due to his actions
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    The British Raj

    The British Raj was a period of British control in India from 1858 to 1947. the British Raj is important because it is an excellent example of western colonialism and exploitation.
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    The Congo Free State

    The Congo Free State was the personal kingdom of King Leopold the 2nd, which was unaffiliated with the Belgians and the Belgian government. As the need for rubber increased worldwide, the Congo Free State employed extremely harsh slave labor, which caused the deaths of anywhere between 8 to 10 million Congolese.
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    The Belgian Congo

    The Belgian Congo was an era of Belgian rein in the Congo. after King Leopold transferred power over the Congo to the Belgian Government, the harsh slave labor laws loosened slightly. The Belgian Congo gained its independence in 1960, which was then renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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    Facist Italy and Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini, after returning from war, found his country in shambles. Mussolini publicly spoke out about the need for a new system of government, one controlled by a dictator. after taking control of the government, he banned all political opposition, took over much land, and used concentration camps as a means of control
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    Fascist Japan and Emperor Hirohito

    Like many nations during this time period, japan was aggressive in taking land. The 1919 treaty of Versailles did not recognize the territorial stakes of japan. many nationalistic and xenophobic ways of thinking developed during this time, which led to the assassination of the prime minister, and the new fascist government was born under Emperor Hirohito. The Japanese were very war and territory oriented, and they viewed westerners and filth
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    Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler

    Post WW1, in a chaotic and economically failing Germany, a charismatic mustache model art school dropout promised a better future for Germany. his name was Adolf Hitler, and he is infamous for his facist regime. Adolf told the vulnerable german public that the problems in their country were being caused by the Jewish people. when he came to power some time later, his regime banned all political opposition, encouraged extreme nationalism, and took over a large portion of the world
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    Fascist Spain and Francisco Franco

    Fascism started to gain popularity in Spain between the first and second world war. Francisco Franco, a Spanish general, as well as his followers, attempted to gain control of the newly democratic Spanish government through a coup d'état, but failed. A civil war broke out, which lasted from 1936 to 1939. Francisco won the war, and made it so that his political party was the only political party. Francisco committed a slurry of war crimes, killing between 200000 and 400000 Spaniards.
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    The rule of Basher al-Assad

    Basher al-Assad, son of Hafiz al-Assad, is the president of Syria. he gained power in 2000, after his father died. Basher is known as a dictator for his brutal use of violence to suppress protests. He is currently engaged in a civil war against rebel factions.
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    The Syrian Civil War

    The Syrian civil war started in 2011, due to mass pro democracy protests spreading throughout the middle east. The Syrian president, Basher al-Assad, used extreme violence on protestors, leading to a civil war. The Syrian civil war has lead to over 350,000 deaths, and continues to this day, leaving Syria a war torn country.