World History

China/East Asia

Shang Dynasty

1600 BCE - 1046 BCE

Zhou Dynasty

1200 BCE - 500 BCE

Mandate of Heaven

Spread of Buddhism and Hinduism to southeast Asia

300 B.C.E. - 201 B.C.E.

Third Century B.C.E.

Qin Dynasty

221 B.C.E - 207 B.C.E.

Han Dynasty

206 B.C.E. - 220 CE

Introduction of Buddhism to central Asia

200 B.C.E. - 101 B.C.E.

second century B.C.E.

Introduction of Buddhism to China

100 B.C.E. - 1 B.C.E.

First Century B.C.E.

Collapse of Han Dynasty

220 C.E.

Tang Dynasty

618 CE - 907 CE

Nara Period (Japan)

710 CE - 794 CE

Heian Period (Japan)

794 CE - 1185 CE

Song Dynasty

960 CE - 1279 CE

Yuan Dynasty (Mongols)

1271 CE - 1368 CE

Ming Dynasty

1368 CE - 1644 CE

Beginning of isolation

Tokugawa Shogunate

1603 CE - 1868 CE

Qing Dynasty

1644 CE - 1912 CE

Continued isolation

Meiji Restoration (Japan)

1868 CE - 1912 CE

The Republic of China

1911 - 2014

Replaced the Qing Dynasty

Persia/Middle East

Mesopotamia

3500 BCE - 559 BCE

Egypt (Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms)

3000 BCE - 1070 BCE

Old Kingdom: 3000 BCE - 2000 BCE
Middle Kingdom: 2000 BCE - 1300 BCE
New Kingdom: 1550 BCE - 1070 BCE

Achaemenid Dynasty

558 B.C.E. - 330 B.C.E.

Seleucid Dynasty

323 B.C.E. - 83 B.C.E.

Parthian Dynasty

247 B.C.E. - 224 C.E.

Sasanid Dynasty

224 C.E. - 651 C.E.

Abbasid Caliphate

750 CE - 1258 CE

Ilkhanate of Persia (Mongols)

1256 CE - 1353 CE

Ottoman Empire (Reached into Europe)

1299 CE - 1923 CE

India/South Asia

Indus Valley Civilization

3300 BCE - 1300 BCE

Mohenjo Daro and Harappa

2500 BCE - 1500 BCE

Vedic Period

1500 BCE - 500 BCE

Mauryan Dynasty

321 B.C.E. - 185 B.C.E.

Bactrian rule in northern India

182 B.C.E. - 1 C.E.

Kushan Empire in northern India and central Asia

1 C.E. - 300 C.E.

Gupta Dynasty

320 C.E. - 550 C.E.

Portuguese India

1505 CE - 1961 CE

Mughal Empire

1526 CE - 1857 CE

British India

1612 CE - 1947 CE

Partition of India

1947

Europe

Ancient Greece

3300 BCE - 31 BCE

Founding of Rome (According to Tradition)

753 B.C.E.

Ancient Rome

509 BCE - 476 CE

Establishment of the Roman republic

509 B.C.E.

rome begins to decline

1 ce

Spread of Christianity in the Mediterranean basin and southwest Asia

1 C.E. - 100 C.E.

First Century C.E.

Byzantine Empire

330 CE - 1453 CE

Collapse of the western Roman empire

476 C.E.

Middle Ages

500 CE - 1500 CE

Dark Ages

500 CE - 900 CE

The Crusades

1095 CE - 1207 CE

Constantinople Sacked

1204 CE

Golden Horde (Mongols)

1206 CE - 1486 CE

The Renaissance

1300 CE - 1500 CE

The Protestant Reformation

1501 CE - 1600 CE

Scientific Revolution

1550 CE - 1700 CE

Little Ice Age (Also in North America)

1550 CE - 1850 CE

Age of Enlightenment

1701 CE - 1800 CE

French Revolution

1788 CE - 1804 CE

Russian Revolution

1914 CE - 1921 CE

Africa

Bantu Migrations

3000 BCE - 1100 CE

Ghana

800 CE - 1230 CE

Ghana was swallowed by Mali

Mali

1230 CE - 1600 CE

Swallowed by Songhai

Songhai

1400 CE - 1590 CE

The Scramble for Africa

1880 CE - 1900 CE

The Americas/Oceana

Olmecs

1200 BCE - 400 BCE

Chavin

900 BCE - 200 BCE

Maya

250 CE - 950 CE

Aztecs

1345 CE - 1521 CE

Inca Empire

1432 CE - 1532 CE

American Revolution

1775 CE - 1783 CE

United States

1787 CE - 2014 CE

1787: Creation of the Constitution

Brazil

1825 CE - 2014 CE

1825 (Independence recognized by Portugal)

Major Trends

Technological and Environmental Transformations

3600 BCE - 600 BCE

Organization and reorganization of human society

600 BCE - 600 CE

Regional and transregional interactions

600 CE - 1450 CE

Age of Exploration and Colonization

1450 CE - 1750 CE

Age of Imperialism

1750 CE - 1914 CE

Industrial Revolution

1760 CE - 1850 CE

Second Industrial Revolution

1870 CE - 1914 CE

WWI

1914 CE - 1918 CE

The Great Depression

1929 CE - 1937 CE

WWII

1937 CE - 1945 CE

Cold War

1945 CE - 1991 CE

Decolonization

1945 CE - 1960 CE