AP World History Timeline #2
Two conflicts between Britain, and later France, led to China giving
Under the threat of military assault, Commodore Matthew Perry forced the leadership of Japan to sign a treaty that would open up Japanese ports to the United States' trade ships. This was regarded as a sign of weakness from the shogun, which was one of many causes for the eventual takeover in the Meiji Restoration.
Japan under Meiji underwent a rapid period of expansion across all boards. The nation overall went in the direction of modernization, taking inspiration from the Western technologies (and culture) to develop their own.
The effective end of the Tokugawa Shogunate, with the power of Japan now resting with the new emperor, Meiji.
Japan saw the situation in China
Under the belief that a quick and sudden attack on the United States would provide a shock so great that it would be forced to subject and recognize the legitimacy of Japan, ambitious leaders of the Imperials' military headed an attack on the base at Pearl Harbor.
The Asian Theater for WWII, a series of military conflicts that saw to
With the end WWII, the former Japanese-occupied region of Korea fell victim to the Cold War. Korea was split at the 38th parallel, signifying a demilitarized zone between the Northern (Communist) region, and the South (Democratic).
This time period in Ottoman history is regarded as one of "stagnation and reform", involving the 'decentralization of the Ottoman political system', in the form of the 'rise of emerging provincial elites' (as a result of political and economic reforms like those of the sale-life term tax farms).
The primary purpose of the Mediterranean campaign of 1798; in a series of "naval engagements", Napoleon sought to accomplish '(1) the defense of French trade interests, (2) weaken British access to India, and (3) to establish scientific enterprise'
This was the twilight of the Ottoman Empire, becoming nothing more than a shell of what it was before. The region became regarded as the "sick man of Europe", and debate arose over who would control its territory. With the conclusion of the First World War, the Ottoman Empire effectively dissolved.
The signing that led to the end of hostility between the Ottoman Empire and the Allied Powers. In signing it, the Ottomans granted the Allies access to its territory, eventually leading to its partition.