World History Honors


India and China Southernize


The goods and the new ideas start to spread in India and China.

Fall of Rome


The Roman Empire falls leaving Western Europe in a Dark Age.

Muslim Kingdoms Southernize


Muslim Kingdoms in the Middle East tune in to Southernization.

Feudalism Begins In Europe


In attempts for some order and structure, Europeans developed the Feudalism system.

East African Cities converted to Islam


East African cities such as Mogadishu, Mombasa, and Kilwa converted to Islam by the 1000s.

Agricultural Changes In Europe


Europeans start to learn how to farm with the same land every year through the three cycle system.

Fourth Crusade


Constantinople is sacked.

Magna Carta


The Beloved Magna Carta is forced upon the King for approval which gives the foundation for American rights.

Kingdom of Mali Trade Route


The Kingdom of Mali became an important part of the Gold Trade Route in the Sahara, which weakened Inland Africa economically and politically. This trade route created a diversion of wealth.

Genoa Dominated Black Sea Route


In 1270, the Genoese merchants dominate the Black Sea routes from Asia.

Genoa Expands Trade

1270 - 1300

From 1270-1300, Genoa expands trade far east with Persia (etc).

Marco Polo's Adventures

1271 - 1295

From 1271-1295, Marco Polo and another Venetian trader spark trade between China and Europe. Marco Polo feuds with Great Khan in these years.

Venice Opens Trade with Asia


After the European demand of luxury items, Venice opened trade with Asia and had better contact with Mamluk and Cairo.

Ming Dynasty Begins


As a result of the new dynasty, China experiences agricultural expansion, economic expansion, population growth, urbanization, and the best economy in the world in this time period.

Venice and Genoa Specify Trade


Venice claims the spice trade, while Genoa shifts to finance.

Malacca becomes Entrepôt


Around 1400, Malacca becomes an entrepôt, or a trading post for storage of goods. It stores porcelain, silk, and camphor from China, pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and sandalwood from Moluccas, sugar from the Philippines, and textiles, copper weapons, incense, dyes, and opium from India.

Gold Reached Europe


Gold was harvested in Sudan and the Kingdom of Mali (present day Ghana) and was brought over by Arab merchants across the Sahara desert. Arab merchants would sell to Egyptian merchants, which led to Venetians and Genoese merchants. From the Italian merchants came the rest of Europe.

Admiral Zheng He's Expeditions

1405 - 1433

Admiral Zheng He, of China, led seven expeditions and sailed 12,000 miles (Columbus sailed only 2,400 miles). He sailed to West Egypt, in particular. The purpose was merely diplomatic (to enhance alliances). After Zheng's death, China decided not to pay for any more voyages, since it was too costly and Zheng, their best and only captain, was dead.

Printing Press Spreads Throughout Europe


With the help of Southernization and Johannes Gutenberg, the Printing Press spread throughout Europe in 1450.

Arrival of Portuguese in Southeast Asia


With the arrival of Portuguese in Southeast Asia, the brisk trade between Southeast Asia and Coromandel ceased.

Genoese Use African Slaves


In 1500, Genoese merchants capture and sell Black and Berber Africans as slaves.

Chinese Immigration to Philippines


Tens of thousands of Chinese emigrated to the Philippines and still have economic dominance on Luzon, a Philippines island.