2.5 million pounds of raw cotton imported
A major set back for the Russian emperor who gets pushed out of the Crimean as Europeans got involved
Nicholas II enters the war with Japan, and a humiliating defeat exposes government weaknesses which leads to the boiling over of social discontent in Revolution of 1905
Invented by Eli Whitney
Protest against the machines-- movement dies put quick after 14 Luddites are hanged in 1813
very strict: workday 6am- 7 pm; if late by 2 minutes then 1/2 hour pay, if late by more than 2 minutes then paid at partial shift
Invented by Henry Ford
He's exiled to St. Helena, he dies 1821
He reformed taxation, increased agricultural output and tried to reduce corruption. He also remodeled army on European lines, but the Janissaries revolt, kill new troops and then imprison the Sultan
He attempts the same, has Janissaries murder for him. He also reforms schools, taxation, builds telegraph and the postal service.
Pace of reform accelerated, drafted new law codes, undermined power of traditional religious elite, fierce opposition from religious conservatives and bureaucracy.
Ottomans unable to pay even interest loans, forced to accept foreign administration of debts
Lasts only a few months, but Japan is able to gain a foothold in Manchuria