ASSESSMENT: 'THE BENEFITS OF INTERCONNECTEDNESS OUTWEIGH THE COSTS'…
ASSESSMENT: 'THE BENEFITS OF INTERCONNECTEDNESS OUTWEIGH THE COSTS' EVALUATE THIS STATEMENT IN REFERENCE TO THE PERIOD 250AD-1250AD
Ideas for the introduction/main thesis
focus on the what we mean by the concept of INTERCONNECTEDNESS
Use ideas from the first lesson, especially the VIDEO (East Meets West) Big History
Develop a thesis statement i.e. the Benefits were greater than the costs especially when certain drivers led interconnection such as Economics and Trade, perhaps not with Political State e.g. Ghenghis Khan, though the Roman Empire was generally positive!
Ideas for the conclusion
Restate some of your previous points in the introduction. Add onto this by linking your topic to others.
Drivers of interconnection approach
Economics and Trade
Political State and Empire
Because it was a big empire and the population was huge, there was a lack of food
As the empire was huge, many people died of hunger because of the lack of food
Easier to attack from the borders as it is hard to defend a very big empire that can easily be surrounded
The empire was so big and it was hard to defend the walls because the reinforcements took day to arrive and by time they arrived , the enemies already took everything or got into the cities. (Gabriel).
Created unity between people.
The romans developed argiculture
First people to have a co-ordinated military
They gave us and created the first roads
The Mongolians invented the fireball, which was used for attacks it was invented for the war, it was used as the ammunition for the artillery.
This also created unity between the people which helped co operation
Many wars and battles happened for the Mongol Empire, because ghenghis kan had a vision of ruling the whole world.
Lots of Lives were lost during the crusades.
This made an army which led to the unity of a population that made power
lots of people dead
Christians lost their lives -Denise
Monarchs became more powerful which was not very good for the pope-Denise
Muslims lost their lives- Denise
The muslim world turned into itself it become over sensitive and defensive -Denise
The European crusaders adopted the Arabic numeral system
the Europeans got the idea of the
United the Christians into one single army
The europeans adopted the arabic numeral system, because it was a lot simpler than the roman numeral system. (Gabriel).
Case study approach
Introduced the trading system.
It allowed people to trade, where they could meet up at one place, and trade silk and many other resources with people from other countries.
Gave people in the Mongol Empire new things of Europe.
Trading with other countries
lfof example food, strategies of fighting, culture, technology, strucure of houses, medicine, coal, hobbies, religion,
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Increased countries co-operation
Gave people the opportunity to travel to places they have never been.
Connected different cultures
There are a lot of robberies that occur all the way down the silk road. typically of silk, minerals and expensive items. Lucas, Jamie
Romans loose wealth as they trade their gold for other less precious goods
Loss of goods and materials, because of robbers who waited in remote areas where they could steal from the traders, which lead to delay in the delivery time.
It required a lot of traveling for people from different empires, Some people had to travel for months on foot just to get there.
It took 3 years for Marco Polo. And it the journey was around 5000 miles.
People will be gone from home for a very long time as they had to travel far.
Created a good stop for traders where they could meet up
It was peaceful and united city.
It helped the trading
Largest city in the world at this time
There were plenty of bad smellsb because of agriculture...
Massacres of tens of thousands of Muslims when the Crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099
The Muslim world turned in on it’s self, it became over sensitive, defensive and intolerant.
The muslims turned over sensitive and small-minded.
Arabic numerals system.
Most books from Greece and Rome were in Asia Minor
Pigeons were used as a way o deliver messages
The Europeans benefited most of the crusades. For example banks were intorduced and banks lent money to businesses to help them grow.
The Europeans were introduced to:
by the Muslims.
This road also helped with the development of the countries
he created and was the first
leader/king/prophet of Islam.
he created and was the first leader/king/prophet of Islam.
Arab muslim armies were very successful because of him some of their tactics was this:
they prayed 5 times a day which helped them take orders and co-operate when fighting.
they believed they would go straight to to heaven if they died fighting for islam.
their neighbours byzantine and Persian empires fought eachother so by the time they had to fight islam they were exhausted.
Introduced Islam to the wrold
The Mongol Empire
Millions (specific example needed!!!!) of people died when Ghengis Khan conquered new land.
millions of people died when Ghengis khan conquered their land and while in battle, the civilians died if their king didn't accept to join Ghengis khan's ''army''. (Gabriel).
Established a nation which gathered people together
The mongolians invented the fire ball, which was used for attacks to destroy enemy bases and cities. (Gabriel).
there were a lot more items being traded, this allowed Europe and Asia to be more interconnected. Lucas, Jamie
The decline of the Roman Empire
After the western
part fell, the eastern half continued for hundreds of years
Let the creation of other civilazations.
A new era with a different artistic style.
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