Early formation of trade routes across the Saharan, tied into the Mediterranean and the Silk Roads.
Fall of the Western Roman Empire
series of Germanic invasions, corrupt leaders, money issues, and border troubles. Leads to development of Feudalism in Western Europe.
Life of Muhammad
570 - 632
Founder of Islam which leads to creation of new Islamic states in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Spread of monotheism, Arabic language, and establishes new cultures.
589 - 618
New Chinese dynasty, ends the mini-Warring States period that arose after the fall of the Han Dynasty. Builds the Grand Canal to further trade within China and to transport goods from the rural South to the political north.