Rulers who controlled most of India in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Although it was a Muslim state they did attempt to integrate Hindus and Muslims.
1603 - 1867
The Tokugawa Shogunate was the last feudal Japanese military government. The shoguns were the head of government. This was a time of internal peace, political stability, and economic growth.
1644 - 1911
The Qing Dynasty was was the last imperial dynasty of China. The empire grew a significant amount, the population increased, and the people were integrated.
Mughal Empire reaches its height
The empire reached to most of India, besides for southern India which consisted of smaller kingdoms. It reached past the Indus river to the north.
French capture British East India Company's fort of Madras
The British East India Company was the exploitation of trade with East and Southeast Asia and India. The French and English were very competitive in trade, which is why this was big.
1839 - 1842
This war was between Anglo-Chinese and the British over British trade in China and China's sovereignty. The cause was that the British were selling opium to China, which China did not like therefore cutting them off.
1850 - 1864
This event was a massive rebellion or total civil war in China. The radical political and religious upheaval was 14 long years that took 20 million lives.
Matthew Perry's expedition
Matthew went to the Japanese capital and made demands. He demanded that ports be opened to Americans, that prisoners be treated well and given back. This was big because this was the start of industrialization in Japan.
The rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent. India was the crown jewel of Great Britain's empire because of the amount of spices and special goods India had.
Beginning of Meiji Restoration
This was the political revolution that brought about the final demise of the Tokugawa shogunate. This time period caused major political, economic, and social change. Also it was a time for westernization for Japan.
Republic of China
1912 - 1949
The Republic of China occupied the territories of modern China, and for part of its history Mongolia and Taiwan.
This was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to produce salt from the seawater. This was caused by the British raising their prices in salt.
Gandhi begins non-violent protests
Gandhi was known for his non-violent protest for independence from the British. These consisted of fasts and many marches that got him jailed.
US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The USA dropped these two atomic bombs on Japan because Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, their military base. This was the end to WW2.
India gains independence
The British House of Commons passed the Indian Independence Act, which divided India into two dominions, India and Pakistan. India gained Independence from the British empire; then split into two countries for Hindus and Muslims.
Communists gain control of China
On October 1, 1949, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People's Republic of China. This meant that they were sided with the USSR.
US enters Vietnam War
The U.S. government joined the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam. Joining the Vietnam War a very deadly war for America.
China regains Hong Kong
This was the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China. This marked the end of British administration in Hong Kong, and marked the end of the British Empire.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a Eurasian political, economic, and security organization. It was formed to demilitarize borders, increase military and counterterrism cooperation and intelligence sharing.
The TPP is a free-trade deal. Its goal was to reduce tariffs (taxes) for American imports and exports traded with those countries, allowing goods to move more freely and cheaply between them.