Mali, Songhai, Atlantic slave trade (begins & ends)
European influence begins
In the Americas...Incas&Aztecs&North American tribes fall to conquering europeans. Spanish, Portuguese, british & Frenche colonize. 1776 USA declares independence (mexico will declare independence in 1810).
Ming dynasty rises, and falls. Qing invade China from Manchuria. China thrives, isolated from west japan - feudal era of shogunates. Tokugawa shogunate resists trade, isolates Japan from the west. India - Small Hindu Kingdoms in south fall to european traders & influence
Middle East/West Asia
Ottoman Empire prospers...then begins to decline as Europeans take over global trade.
Renaissance, Reformation, Wars of Religion. Scientific Revolution, Exploration, Enlightenment.
The French revolution shook europe.
1799-Napoleon takes power from directory in coup el etat.
By 1812...he has conquered all of western europe (Spain, Italy, Conference of the Rhine, Prussia, Austria, Netherlands, Spanish Netherlands, Switzerland)
Peace/Reconciliation with Church
Organized into Directories/Provinces
Merit Based Aristocracy
Spread Ideals of French Revolution
Reorganized Germanic States
Made England more active on cont.