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18 Cards in this Set

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A Meeting Of Cultures
The World in 1500
Ming China
Vast Navy
Large Standing Army
Books Printed in Movable Type
Went From Exploration (early 1400s) to Isolation (mid 1800's)
Zheng He
Zheng He
Between 1405 and 1433, the Ming government sponsored a series of seven naval expeditions. Emperor Yongle designed them to establish a Chinese presence, impose imperial control over trade, and impress foreign peoples in the Indian Ocean basin. He also might have wanted to extend the tributary system, by which Chinese dynasties traditionally recognized foreign peoples.

Zheng He was placed as the admiral in control of the huge fleet and armed forces that undertook these expeditions. Zheng He's first voyage consisted of a fleet of 317 ships holding almost 28,000 armed troops.
Emperors and Shoguns
-Japan was in its feudal State
-Emperors: were descended from God
-Shoguns: worked with emperors, and controlled the military. Below the Shoguns were the Wardlords
Hindus and Muslims in India
Pakistan in the North is Muslim
India in the South is Hindu
West African Kingdoms
former kingdom of Mali
Hausa States
-A group of City States
-positioned at the base of the Sahara
-controlled trade from Mediterranean to West Africa
East Africa and Trade
The Great Zimbabwe
driven by farming, but deals in metallurgy
Swahili City States
Mogadishu, Somalia, Zanzabar
Trading Cities who traded with Muslims who traveled down the coast
Bantu and Muslim clutures
North America
Massive Trade Network
Massive Cities (Cahokia outside of St. Louis)
Collapsed by 1500
Iriqouis Nation 5 Tribes
Sacrificed captives in Cortez's honor and offered him thier blood to drink
-believed if they stopped sacrificing the crops would fail (Huizibpochtli would stop the sun)
Developed around 1200
Mountain dwelling society
believed rulers who conquered lands would inherit them in the afterlife
well built infrastracture made it easier for Europeans to conquer them
The Middle Ages & Renasciance
The Maratime Revolution
The Maratime Revolution
Prince Henry The Navigator
Portuguese Prince who became interested in Africa and the profits that were available to traders
He sent ships to explore the coasts
Treaty of Tordesillas
Divided new lands between the Spanish and Portuguese
Spanish to the West, Portuguese East