AP world Timeline#2: 1750-2018


Mughal Empire

1526 - 1857

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.

Tokugawa Shogunate

1600 - 1868

Feudal Japanese military government. Heads of government- Shoguns. Central authority fell to Tokugawa Ieyasu. Social hierarchy. Expelled all europeans exceopt for the dutch. He is also responsible for unifying Japan.

Qing Empire

1644 - 1911

Foreign and nomadic orgins was Manchurian. Campaigned against the Mongols; had a Strong army.

Opium War

1839 - 1842

he Opium Wars were two wars in the mid-19th century involving Anglo-Chinese disputes over British trade in China and China's sovereignty. The disputes included the First Opium War and the Second Opium War.

Taiping Rebellion

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.

British Raj


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.

Meiji Restoration

1868 - 1912

Also known as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal,
it was an event that restored practical imperial rule to Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji.

Sino- Japanese War

1894 - 1895

The First Sino-Japanese War (25 July 1894 – 17 April 1895) was fought between the Qing Empire and the Empire of Japan, primarily for influence over Korea. After more than six months of unbroken successes by Japanese land and naval forces and the loss of the port of Weihaiwei, the Qing government sued for peace in February 1895.

Republic Of China

1912 - 1949

The Republic of China occupied the territories of modern China, and for part of its history Mongolia and Taiwan.

First Chinese Civil War

1927 - 1937

The Chinese Civil War fought between the Communists and the Nationalists was to restore control over China. It formed two parts, starting in 1927, separated by the Sino-Japanese War in 1937, and started again in 1946 after the war with Japan was over.

Salt March

March 12, 1930 - April 6, 1930

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.

The Second Sino-Japanese War

1937 - August, 1945

The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945. It began with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in 1937 in which a dispute between Japanese and Chinese troops escalated into a battle.

Chinese Civil War

1945 - 1949

The Chinese Civil War was a civil war fought from 1927 to 1950. Because of a difference in thinking between the Communist Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Nationalist Kuomintang (KMT), there was a fight for legitimacy as the government of China

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 is granted its independence.


Independence Day (India), India's independence from the British Empire on 15 August 1947. Indian Independence Act 1947, an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that granted India independence. ... Indian independence movement, a movement for self-rule in what is now the country of India.

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 cooperation and intelligence sharing.

Trans-Pacific Partnership


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.