Here's what the colors mean:
Purple: People (Or events having to do with a certain person)
Yellow (or Orange): Periods of Time (ex. Holocaust, Triangle Slave Trade)
The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest empires ever and played a key role in expanding the Muslim religion throughout the globe.
The Renaissance made Europe the leading power of the world for many years because it gave Europe new technology, ideas, wealth, and allowed other event that encouraged development to happen, such as the Reformation, the Age of Exploration, and the Industrial Revolution.
During this dynasty, China's monarchy was at it's peak and there was a lot of economic, scientific, and cultural improvements.
After the printing press took off, books started to be produced in mass and weren't as rare. Because of this, it's easier for us to get a glimpse of history because then people could actually record it.
This period of exploration allowed for the improvement of navigational technology, knowledge of the outside world, and the discovery of the new world.
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue and is commonly known for discovering America, even though he thought it was India. Also, he killed and enslaved many of the natives who lived there.
The Triangle Slave not only started slavery in America, which in turn has put a irremovable scar on our country's history. it also, regrettably, contributed a big part in America's economic growth in its early days.
Vespucci was the man who discovered that the land Columbus found was not India, but a new land (AKA America). Because of this phenomenal discovery, the land is named after his first name, Amerigo.
Martin Luther becomes upset with the Catholic Church's policies and starts the Reformation. This weakened the Catholic power and created the Protestant branch of Christianity.
The Mughal empire brought many changes to India, such as a centralized government and established trade routes through Eurasia.
Roanoke was one of the very first attempts from Britain to settle a permanent colony in America. Key word "attempts".
This war fought in Britain was fought due to a conflict between Charles I and the Parliament. The side for Parliament won and allowed Britain to have a limited monarchy.
This Dynasty ended the Age of Exploration for China and started China's closed country policy.
The Enlightenment was a major part of our world's development due to an increased interest in science. If it weren't for the Enlightenment, there wouldn't be as many people who practiced science or even have a knowledge of science in the world today, making us have trouble understanding how the world works.
The industrial Revolution changed practically every aspect of life, such as living conditions, technology, and economic status, in wherever it spread to.
Despite winning the actual war, this war is know for being a major loss for Britain due to the fact that they had an enormous debt. To try to pay it off, Britain decided to tax the colonies for the first time, which caused an uproar which then caused the Revolutionary War.
Even though they were expected to lose, the colonies won their independence from Britain, creating the United States of America and inspiring other countries, such as France, to start their own revolutions.
Prior to the French Revolution, many French citizens were upset with the monarchy's rule, so they revolted and after some initial conflicts, received the democracy they wanted.
The Reign of Terror were the trials that were faced right after the Monarchy was overthrown in France, and it shows why a Monarchy would never return to France and the cost for change in a nation's government.
After the Reign of Terror, Napoleon came to power in France and brought it to a peaceful state. After his many conquests and expert battle tactic, Napoleon became known as one of the most brilliant, feared, and powerful leaders the world has ever known.
The Ottoman Empire allied with France and Britain during this war and defeated Russia in order to keep them out. This alliance proved to be a mistake, because the two countries then saw how weak the empire was, and that marks the end of the Ottoman Empire.
This mutiny, sparked by Sepoy's (Indian Soldiers that fight for Britain), started nationalism in India and caused India to fight for their independence.
The America Civil War marks the greatest state of national disagreement in our country, where it had friends and family fighting each other. It also was the bloodiest war to ever occur on American soil. However, a good effect of the war is that it finally brought the end of slavery in America, giving African Americans more rights in America.
Lincoln signed this document that freed all slaves in America in order to end the Civil War. It didn't succeed in its' main purpose, but for the the first time, every slave was set free and they will remain free for as long as this country is still on earth.
After Henry Stanley found Dr. Livingstone in the Congo, there was an increase in interest for colonizing Africa that sparked in Europe. Although colonization did help Africa expand economically and it improved technology, it also destroyed African culture and split the continent with terrible boundaries, which has halted their development ever since.
This assassination is important because after his assassination, Austria wanted Serbia to meet some unfair demands. When Serbia failed to meet all of them, Austria declared war on Serbia, plunging all of the two countries' allies into to it and starting World War 1.
WWI wasn't only the largest war to have ever occurred at the time, it was a time where technology for warfare evolved, along with tactics and peoples' attitudes about war. Heck, if it weren't for WWI, the world wouldn't be sent into as much disarray than it was after the war and WWII would've never happened.
In this genocide, at LEAST 6 million Jews were killed by Nazi Germany, forever tampering the Jewish population number, and it was thankfully ended along with the end of WWII.
WWII still remains to be the largest and bloodiest war ever fought, taking everything the WWI brought and doubling it in scale. Hopefully, it will stay that way.
The New York World Trade Center is attacked by hijacked planes and a global war on terrorism is launched.