World Civ 102 final exam essay (1700s (Progress (Social (The Enlightenment…
World Civ 102 final exam essay
The French Revolution did make any serious progress at first but it helped the French move away from the absolute monarchy and it showed the rest of the world that a revolution could succeed.
Qianlong becomes the ruler of China and uses his political skill and military power to hugely expand Chinas territory.
The industrial revolution allowed for machines like the steam engine to be employed in a number of tasks that allowed for a greater level of efficiency and production in Europe.
The Enlightenment began to sweep across France and eventually other European nations bringing with it social changes and progress toward the modern ideas.
The Ottoman empire attempted to make progress by employing a period of peace but fell behind the European military technologies and suffered defeats by countries like Russia.
The American colonists defeated France and began an age of mass migration that spurred their social, and economic progress.
The American Revolution tuned the social sphere in America and Europe upside down and allowed for a huge spread of progress in every aspect of society from the formation of political bodies to economic dominance.
In the middle east many empires like the Ottoman and Mughal empire where discovering the weaknesses of their foes and exploiting them to gain new territories.
Mercantilism became the leading economic ideology that acted as the driving force behind the economic climb to world dominance.
Many European nations were discovering that America did not have a mass wealth in gold but rather in raw materials.
In Europe, the major powers were beginning to produce the first modern scientists like Galileo and Copernicus.
Many people in Europe discovered the corruption and faulty aspects of the Catholic church and began the Protestant reformation.
The major European powers were making huge discoveries in America and countries like Spain and Portugal were even carving up the land they had discovered.
Native Americans were discovering the culture of the Europeans and also their destructive and harsh power.
Ferdinand Magellan made a huge contribution to discovery by circumnavigating the globe.
In Japan Tokogawa Leyasu began the Edo period that altered the political sphere and shifted Japan to a more isolationist policy.
The Ming dynasty in China was collapsing into the hand of the Qing dynasty and the Manchu invaders.
After some conflict with Dutch, England becomes a constitutional monarchy.
The discoveries in America were being exploited, particularly silver and other raw materials that left Spain's economy very inflated.
Cape Town is founded in the Southern tip of Africa by the Dutch East India Company changing the economic income for the Dutch and for the African traders.
The Thirty Years War altered the European countries hierarchy of power over each other leaving France on top.
The scientific revolution took place, dramatically changing the ideas about how the entire world functioned.
The Salem Witch Trials take place changing the understanding of religious power in America.
The defeat of the French allowed for Britain and Russia to assert their political dominance in the world become the worlds leading powers.
China was lowered slightly on the hierarchy powerful countries after their defeat by Japan in the first Sino-Japanese war. This gave Japan the opportunity to sap off of Chinas technology and economic growth.
Japan gained many economic opportunities from the Europeans by observing their technology and using it to rapidly industrialize.
Railroads provided a number of opportunities from distributing goods and services to allowing for Europeans to expand their culture to new places.
The Spanish empire partially collapsed due to the huge inflation from the wealth in America.
Napoleons empire collapsed leaving a vast expanse of social and economic opportunities for any country willing to exploit it.
The Holy Roman Empire collapsed leaving opportunities for those under it to form new ruling groups.
The Mughal empire in India and the middle east collapsed leaving many territorial and political opportunities open.
The British empire took advantage of the large number of social opportunities and began to expand their empire into the majority of the world. They controlled one fifth of the world by the end of the century.
The British expanded their influence in the world, with the opportunities presented after the French were defeated, to places like Canada, Australia, South Africa, Africa, and India.
Nuclear power and the nuclear bomb made the political atmosphere much more tense and delicate. Each country had to connect with the other to ensure that nuclear war would not happen. It also made political compromises more necessary because of the dangers of nuclear war.
Decolonization gave control to many African an Asian countries which forced the major powers of the world to communicate with them regularly.
The Cold War connected the United States with Russia more than ever by forcing their communication basically at gunpoint with nuclear bombs.
Technological advances allowed for the world to communicate much easier and more efficiently which was then turned to the consumers and the market for these new technologies boomed.
World war 1 connected Great Britain, France, Russia, Belgium, Italy, United States, and Japan socially and politically by forcing them to make and keep alliances that would eventually prove successful.
World war 1 connected Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria through their attempt to assert military dominance over a the world.
World war 2 connected the world again with Germany, Italy, and Japan on one side and Great Britain, France, USSR, and the USA on the other through alliances that would prove to be the starting ground for the current relations.
Space exploration united the world in a more healthy race toward human advancement instead of war.