The Ottoman Empire went from being known as "the strong sword of Islam" to being known as "the sick man of Europe". Their power diminished with time and region after region fell under the control of Christian powers.
Far-reaching reformist measures took shape as leaders tried to gain a strong and newly recentralized state.
This was the first war over Opium being traded from Britain to China. The trading of Opium allowed for a huge trade surplus in Britain's favor between the two countries.
A rebellion that happened next to where the Taiping Uprising and Boxer Rebellions took place.
The culmination of China's internal crisis was known as the Taiping Uprising, which sent the country into turmoil.
A second war brought about by the trading of Opium between Britain and China.
Policies were set in place in China in order to reinvigorate a traditional China again.
A decisive turning point in Japan's history was known as the Meiji restoration because the leaders claimed they were restoring power to the new emperor who was named Meiji, or Enlightened Rule.
They won a victory and accepted a constitution and an elected parliament, but it didn't last for long, because of the pressure of war with Russia.
This was the leader when the Young Ottomans experienced a short-lived victory, but it didn't last long.
It erupted in norther China and was led by militia organizations who called themselves the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists.
Successful wars with Russian and China established Japan as a formidable military competitor in East Asia.
A military coup finally allowed the Young Turks to exercise real power. They pushed for many things including Turkish as the official language of the empire.
When the Chinese imperial system collapsed in 1911 under the pressure of foreign imperialism.
A West African who was born in the West Indies and educated in the U.S. He lated became a well-known scholar and political official in Liberia.
He hoped to work in tandem with British colonial authorities and expressed his views amongst his own people.
The most famous Indian Rebellion. It was triggered by the introduction of a new cartridges smeared with animal fat from cows and pigs. They looked at this as a plot to render them defiled so they would convert to Christianity.
One of most influential 19th century religious figures in India who revived Hinduism.
This "scramble" pitted half a dozen European powers against one another as they partitioned the entire continent among themselves in only 25 years.
The most infamous cruelties of forced labor occurred in the Congo Free State.
The Dunbar was intended to showcase the splendor of the British Empire. An elaborate assembly to mark to coronation of Edward VII.