By the early 1600's, the aging Ming dynasty was decaying. Revolts erupted, and Manchu invaders from the north pushed through the Great Wall. The Manchus ruled a region in the northeast that had long been influenced by Chinese civilization. In 1644, victorious Manchu armies seized Beijing and made it their capital.

By the early 1600's, the aging Ming dynasty was decaying. Revolts erupted, and Manchu invaders from the north pushed through the Great Wall. The Manchus ruled a region in the northeast that had long been influenced by Chinese civilization. In 1644, victorious Manchu armies seized Beijing and made it their capital.

The most wanted items in Europe during the 1400's included spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pepper.

The most wanted items in Europe during the 1400's included spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pepper.

By the mid 1700's, the British and the French had become locked in a bitter struggle for global power. In 1756, was between Britain and France erupted Europe. The fighting soon spread, involving both nations' lans in Asia and America.

By the mid 1700's, the British and the French had become locked in a bitter struggle for global power. In 1756, was between Britain and France erupted Europe. The fighting soon spread, involving both nations' lans in Asia and America.

in 11 B.C., Han armies conquered the region. China remained in control for 1,000 years. During that time, the Vietnamese absorbed Confucian ideas.They adopted the Chinese language and read Chinese characters. Statues were made to honor each one of the fallen soldiers.

in 11 B.C., Han armies conquered the region. China remained in control for 1,000 years. During that time, the Vietnamese absorbed Confucian ideas.They adopted the Chinese language and read Chinese characters. Statues were made to honor each one of the fallen soldiers.

in 1602, a group of wealthy Dutch merchants formed the Dutch East India Company. In the next decades, the Dutch strove to make themselves the major European power in the east.

in 1602, a group of wealthy Dutch merchants formed the Dutch East India Company. In the next decades, the Dutch strove to make themselves the major European power in the east.

On August 3, 1492, Columbus sailed west with three small ships, the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria. although the expedition encountered good whether and favorable wind, no land came into sight. Finally, on October 12,  lookout yelled, "Land! Land"

On August 3, 1492, Columbus sailed west with three small ships, the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria. although the expedition encountered good whether and favorable wind, no land came into sight. Finally, on October 12, lookout yelled, "Land! Land"

Prince Henry embodied the crusading drive and the new spirit of exploration. He hoped to expand Christianity and find the source of African gold.

Prince Henry embodied the crusading drive and the new spirit of exploration. He hoped to expand Christianity and find the source of African gold.

There were many improvements in technology, Cartographers or map markers created more accurate maps and sea charts.

There were many improvements in technology, Cartographers or map markers created more accurate maps and sea charts.

Muslim traders from Vienna and other Italian cities then carried the precious cargoes to European markets.

Muslim traders from Vienna and other Italian cities then carried the precious cargoes to European markets.

one of the many ways spices were used was to make medicines and perfumes.

one of the many ways spices were used was to make medicines and perfumes.


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Ming mounted state sponsored trading expeditions; the fleets were technological world leaders.  Rulers halted the fleets in 1433 due to high costs and opposition from Confucian bureaucrats.  There was little need for foreign products since internal development flourished.  this is an image of the land that the Ming dynasty covered.

Ming mounted state sponsored trading expeditions; the fleets were technological world leaders. Rulers halted the fleets in 1433 due to high costs and opposition from Confucian bureaucrats. There was little need for foreign products since internal development flourished. this is an image of the land that the Ming dynasty covered.

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