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Asia

Paleolithic

10,000 BCE - 8000 BCE

The paleolithic age was simply the start f humanity. There was o fire or tools people hunted and scavenged for food until after the ice age where life became easier.

Neolithic Revolution

8000 BCE - 2000 BCE

As time progressed humans living during the Paleolithic age began finding new innovative technologies to push them toured the Neolithic age and out of the Paleolithic. Early humans ability to control fire meant they needed less food to get the same nutritional amount as eating raw. Around 8000 BCE climate changed and the ice age ended. This made land fertile, and in turn lead to agricultural surpluses. These farms were usually made of only two crops and would be eaten at every meal. New found cultivation made way to the Neolithic age and let humans settle down and form towns and cities. Eventually these cities needed a leader who was generally the owner of a lot of land and provided food for the town. As culture and art became more present people became merchants and artisans. This more relaxed way of life allowed for new technologies such as the plow and the wheel and axle to appear. Finely they learned to make new tools using metallurgy. They found making tools from copper and then melting tin along with it you get bronze a stronger metal. This then of course started the bronze age and the ancient civilizations we studied over summer.

Hinduism

1500 BCE

Hinduism was the man religion of the fertile crescent before Buddhism to Buddhism and is a polytheistic religion. The religion is based on a cast system which tells how important someone is and based on their life they will move up in the cast.

Confucianism

551 BCE

Confucianism follows the ideas of Confucius born in 551 BCE to 479 BCE. His teachings focused on relationships between people and a social hierarchy. The Emperor was the top. Men followed the emperor, women followed men and any boy, Girls followed the mother.

Buddhism

500 BCE

Buddha was an emperor or emperors son in some accounts who one day started to notice the evil in the world and left to a forest to find enlightenment. Buddhism is a religion/belief that is surrounded by the idea of finding enlightenment before dying and being reborn.

Daoism

500 BCE

Daoism is a religion that focuses nature. It try's to put less power into the government and more into individual people.

Legalism

400 BCE - 225 BCE

Legalism was the belief that harsh law should be in order to stop crime. Legalist views were found in China but quickly revoked as new dynasty came.

Mauyran Empire

321 BCE - 185 BCE

The Mauryan Empire ruled over India and consisted of a monarchy. After wars the Mauryan King converted India to Buddhism which he thought peaceful. Laws were formed on Buddhist views and carved in rocks. Monarchy became controversial in India.

Han China

202 BCE - 221 CE

The Han Dynasty was created after the end of the Qin Dynasty in 206 BCE due to civil unrest and rebellions. The dynasty was created by Liu Ban a peasant class general. The Han had many accomplishments such as increasing land and education for china. They also created the plow and finished the Great wall of China which was started by the Qin Dynasty.

Indian Ocean Trade Route

200 CE - 1500 CE

The Indian Ocean trade route connected parts of India/Asia to the Arabian States. The path was traveled through the Indian ocean and connected to the Silk Road.

Silk Routes

200 CE - 1450 CE

The silk Road was made by the Han Dynasty and stretch across Asia and into the eastern part of Rome or the Byzantine Empire. Silk which was traded on the road was prized by Europe and the Islamic nations. Along with silk the trade route was used to spread ides, religions, and other resources. The silk road was a very profitable route for many and do to this Barres' were formed.

Gupta Empire

320 CE - 550 CE

The Gupta was created out of the death of the Mauryan empire. It had profitable trade with the Mediterranean and revived Hinduism in India.

Beginning of Christianity

500 CE

Christianity was a sect of Jewish beliefs that differentiated its self by the ideas of Jesus. Christianity spread fast becoming the religious state for many nations like Rome. As Christianity spread through time its native region in Jerusalem where both Jews and Muslims have religious beliefs sanctioned wars started to pop up. Christians mainly residing in Europe and parts of Asia would fight for control of land etc with the Islamic nations in Africa and Asia. This fighting would soon turn into the Crusades later when Catholic and Orthodox separated.

Beginning of Islam

610 CE

Islam is the youngest world religion, started in Saudi Arabia/Asia. Mohammid was the profit of Islam and as a child grew up under old belifes of his people. He incourperated these into the religion with the inclusion of treating women better. He brought Islam to the biggest city in his lands and it spread fast. Islam became a major religion and part of the government forming a theocracy. Islamic leaders spread Islam through the silk road and war.

Tang Dynasty

618 CE - 907 CE

The Tang Dynasty started in 610 CE. They focused on culture and the arts. During this time, the Kowtow was being restored and the Tributary system was followed. Buddhism was the major religion during the Tang Dynasty.

Song Dynasty

960 CE - 1279 CE

The Song Dynasty existed from 960 to 1279 CE. The Song Created a tea monopoly and spread tea throughout Asia. The Song spent money on building up their army with horses and invented gunpowder. Along with gunpowder they created the movable type which made copying text easier and faster as well as the beliefs of Confucius were created under the Song. The Song did not treat women well as they bond their feet and made them less active and secluded to the house.

Japanese Dynamo

1000 CE - 1910 CE

The Japanese Dynamo was the Imperial state of Japan that spaded into the early 20th century. The Dynamo created the Samurai and fought against the Mongols winning do to weather.

Yuan Dynasty

1279 CE - 1368 CE

The Yuan Dynasty was from 1279 CE to 1368 CE and was ruled by non-Chinese. They united North and South China. Built infrastructure and Ruled over Korea. They were discriminating to the Chinese during the time of their rule.

Ottoman Empire

1299 CE - 1923 CE

The Ottoman Empire was a Turkish created empire that ruled over lands in the Middle East. The empire took land from eastern nations getting as far as Venice but lost in the war.

Ibn Battuta

1304 CE - 1377 CE

Ibn Battuta was a Muslim traveler who explored China and India spreading Islam. He programmed to Mecca and was considered one of the most important travelers of his time.

Black Death

1340 CE - 1350 CE

Started in Asia and spread to Europe in 1347 CE and caused the death of 2/3 of the population. The Plague put Europe in the Dark ages and formed the feudal system.

Ming China

1368 CE - 1634 CE

The Ming dynasty was created by a peasant leader who defeated the mongols. The Ming restored the civil service and improved agriculture techniques. The Ming exported porcelain across the silk road and focused on literature.

Zhang He

1371 CE - 1433 CE

Zheng He- Was a Chinese explorer who sailed under Asia to Europe. He went on what were considered extraordinary adventures in which he set out to find trade and land. Zheng He was a favorite amongst the empire of china and as he ascended the throne he became commander of a fleet to search the western oceans. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSDl0IEN9v_ueAIl8M28AFVKakoYHKunVrG7GZlOf_62gdN7kH7

Mughal Empire

1526 CE - 1857 CE

The Mughal empire ruled over India and was a Muslim empire. The empire was ruled by Turks/ Mongol decent. The emperor of the Mongol empire took over India and Created a palace for his late wife.

Qing Dynasty

1644 CE - 1912 CE

The Qing Dynasty was one of the most powerful empires, and longest running. It tripled the size of China and fought Russian invasion in northern Russia.

Peter The Great

1682 CE - 1725 CE

Peter the great was a Russian Czar who tried to reform Russia to be a great nation. He created one of the most powerful navy of the time and was more recognized in power compared to the Orthodox Church.

Africa

Paleolithic

10,000 BCE - 8000 BCE

The paleolithic age was simply the start f humanity. There was o fire or tools people hunted and scavenged for food until after the ice age where life became easier.

Neolithic Revolution

8000 BCE - 2000 BCE

As time progressed humans living during the Paleolithic age began finding new innovative technologies to push them toured the Neolithic age and out of the Paleolithic. Early humans ability to control fire meant they needed less food to get the same nutritional amount as eating raw. Around 8000 BCE climate changed and the ice age ended. This made land fertile, and in turn lead to agricultural surpluses. These farms were usually made of only two crops and would be eaten at every meal. New found cultivation made way to the Neolithic age and let humans settle down and form towns and cities. Eventually these cities needed a leader who was generally the owner of a lot of land and provided food for the town. As culture and art became more present people became merchants and artisans. This more relaxed way of life allowed for new technologies such as the plow and the wheel and axle to appear. Finely they learned to make new tools using metallurgy. They found making tools from copper and then melting tin along with it you get bronze a stronger metal. This then of course started the bronze age and the ancient civilizations we studied over summer.

Trans-Saharan Trade Route

401 CE - 1201 CE

The trans Saharan Trade route was a viable part of trade along Africa. The route was made accessible by the invention of the Camel saddle. Gold and other resources were traded along the route and it was controlled by the Mali empire making it rich in its time.

Beginning of Christianity

500 CE

Christianity was a sect of Jewish beliefs that differentiated its self by the ideas of Jesus. Christianity spread fast becoming the religious state for many nations like Rome. As Christianity spread through time its native region in Jerusalem where both Jews and Muslims have religious beliefs sanctioned wars started to pop up. Christians mainly residing in Europe and parts of Asia would fight for control of land etc with the Islamic nations in Africa and Asia. This fighting would soon turn into the Crusades later when Catholic and Orthodox separated.

Beginning of Islam

610 CE

Islam is the youngest world religion, started in Saudi Arabia/Asia. Mohammid was the profit of Islam and as a child grew up under old belifes of his people. He incourperated these into the religion with the inclusion of treating women better. He brought Islam to the biggest city in his lands and it spread fast. Islam became a major religion and part of the government forming a theocracy. Islamic leaders spread Islam through the silk road and war.

Mansa Musa

1280 CE - 1337 CE

Mansa Musa was the tenth Musa and was emperor to what could have been considered the riches empires at the time.The Mansa Musa traveled to Mecca and gave his riches away to travelers as he traveled.

Songhai Empire

1375 CE - 1591 CE

The Songhai Empire was the largest empire in Africa before the colonial age. It was powerful enough to encourage immigration form some of the most powerful nations before being defeated and Colonized.

Middle Passage

1500 CE - 1839 CE

The middle passage was a route that transported Africans from Africa to the Americas directly Brazil and then to the US. It was created because of the exploration of the Americas. Colonies started to create camps along areas good for tobacco. This was a prized plant and with a lack of labor because of Natives dying form disease so Africans who were immune were transported instead.

Europe

Polynesian Migration

1600 BCE - 1200 BCE

The Polynesians were a group of uncivilized people possibly originating from Taiwan. They led a mass migration across the sea and found the islands of Hawaii and later on Norway.

Greece

1000 BCE - 150 BCE

The Greeks were a group who lived along Montanans in regions of Europe. This geographical location made it hard to communicate so city-states were formed. The city states had a demographic society and had different beliefs. The people of Athens praised education and disprove of women. In Sparta however they focused on their army and women could play major roles in society. These two city-states ended up having a war in which the Sparta won.

Rome

753 BCE - 486 CE

Rome was the first of its kind, it created the checks and balances. They had a government which was ruled by patricians. This class was rich and had the most control. The lower class was considered plebeians and did not have rule in the government. As Rome expanded they focused on building roads and conquering territories. Rome became an Empire during the rain of Octavian or as he is better known Augustus. He changed the government in a way that made the partisans feel like they had power but indeed he was the leader.

Persia

550 BCE - 330 BCE

The Persian empire was strong empire that destroyed the Greek empire. It was ruled by Philip ii who after the Peloponnesian war started to take over most of Greece. His son Alexander the great defeated the last of the Greeks, the Sparta. Persia took many influences from the Greek and spread Greek culture throughout its lands. The language and architecture were spread and can be seen in cities like Alexandria.

Alexander the Great

336 BCE - 323 BCE

Alexander the great was the emperor of Persia after his father died trying to accomplish his dream. He became emperor of Persia and finished his fathers legacy of defeating Greece. He went through the last City state Sparta. Because of this accomplishment he became known as Alexander the Great. He however in destroying Greece spread many Greek influence as seen in the cities of Alexandria around his empire.

The Astrolobe

200 CE

The Astrolobe was a device used to calculate the trigonometry of astrological projections. It was created by Nicaea a European philosopher.

Crusades

1095 - 1272

The Crusades started in 1095 and were called by the pope to regain the Holy city. There were many crusades including a children crusade. The children over 30,000 marched towards the holy city but turned back before reaching Jerusalem. The Holy crusades never accomplished anything in the end.

Byzantine Empire

1204 - 1453

The Byzantine Empire was what remand in the east form the former whole Rome. It was an empire that spent time trying to regain land from the west o rebuild Rome. Justinian was one of the emperors of the empire and was keen on trying to rebuild Rome. Eventually the Byzantine Empire got pushed back and invaded by the south Islamic nations. This along with the great Schism would eventually destroy the empire and bring it to its last city Constantinople. The Byzantine empire copied many Roman influences including laws and Military type.

Renaissance

1300 CE - 1700 CE

The renaissance was a time of cultural and social epitome. Trade increase caused for richer peasants and the feudal system started to fail. People became the center and art started to rise. Realism was very widely practiced and many artist like Michelangelo came form this era.

Black Death

1340 CE - 1350 CE

Started in Asia and spread to Europe in 1347 CE and caused the death of 2/3 of the population. The Plague put Europe in the Dark ages and formed the feudal system.

Columbian Exchange

1492 CE - 1698 CE

The Colombian Exchange was a route created to transport goods from the New World to the old World and to bring resources to the new world. Potatoes and Sugar were some of the things transported to the old world that were of importance. The most important was tobacco. Horses and disease came from the old world to the new world along with bees and slaves destroying the native population and helping the colonies.

America

Columbian Exchange

1492 CE - 1698 CE

The Colombian Exchange was a route created to transport goods from the New World to the old World and to bring resources to the new world. Potatoes and Sugar were some of the things transported to the old world that were of importance. The most important was tobacco. Horses and disease came from the old world to the new world along with bees and slaves destroying the native population and helping the colonies.

Middle Passage

1500 CE - 1839 CE

The middle passage was a route that transported Africans from Africa to the Americas directly Brazil and then to the US. It was created because of the exploration of the Americas. Colonies started to create camps along areas good for tobacco. This was a prized plant and with a lack of labor because of Natives dying form disease so Africans who were immune were transported instead.