The Tokugawa government begrudgingly opened the port city of Yokohama to world trade. They British would have liked for them to open a more convenient port somewhere else on the island but the Tokugawa government purposely opened a port that was close to the capital so that they could closely monitor trade, but not too directly so that the people in the major cities did not become corrupted (Beasley 77). The Tokugawa government had heavily taxed and restricted some forms of trade and therefore made trading available but not exactly profitable. Money was flowing into the government because of the taxes from trade however they had spent almost twice the revenue in enforcement of these laws. Therefore the government was falling into debt (Beasley 78).
In various ways, Han China and Imperial Rome were politically similar yet also had their pair of differences. Two very well-known classical empires, both had highly advanced political systems for their time; Han China, lasted from 206 B.C.E to 220 C.E, and Imperial Rome, lasted from 31 B.C.E to 476 C.E. Many think these two empires where built with no previous influence, however; the Roman Empire had retained many aspects from the Roman Republic, and Han China from the Qin Dynasty. During their peaks, they controlled the majority of the world 's population because of their constant expansion of conquered lands, while their structure of administration and rule influenced many empires and future societies around the world. Aspects such as these, ultimately, led these two empires to be, arguably, the most influential societies in the world; as their legacies still live on today.
• Alexander the Great was the best orator and a great commanding officer. He won multiple wars whether they were in Asia or at the sea while suppressing revolts from his conquered lands. On the other hand, Constantine the Great was the first Emperor to establish Christianity during his reign in Rome that shifted Western history. Both leaders were termed “Great” because of their own achievement. They had different set of ways in winning wars, improving Ancient Greek and Ancient Rome, and proving peace and prosperity.
As the Mongols ravaged the plains of China, they needed to establish a new government to control the newly conquered people. The Mongols were distrustful of the Chinese governments and their Confucius ways, so they kicked the Chinese out of government and replaced them with Mongol rulers. In the Middle East however, the Mongols left the rulers and political system relatively unchanged except for establishing Mongol rulers in the highest positions of law. But Persian authorities still held smaller, less powerful positions. In general, the Mongols were much more relaxed in the governing of the Middle East.
Do you ever wonder how the Romans wore silk toga’s?China Was very useful in trading silk with other empires. This would not be possible without the Silk Road.Only china knew how to make silk, so everyone was forced to get it from them, without competition, they got really rich.Only china knew how to make silk, so everyone was forced to get it from them, without competition, they got really rich.According to the background essay, the secret of making silk was heavily guarded by the ChineseThey did this because they didn’t want anyone else taking the income they earned from it, and without competition, they could demand any price they wanted for it.The demand for silk was really high, the cloth was so fine that even the hard headed Romans wanted
The Medieval Menu During Medieval Times, people’s diets began to change. The soldiers from the Crusades brought back spices and another ingredient that would become a big part of English food…sugar. Because the spices were not native to England, they had to be imported from the Middle East. This caused the spices to be expensive so only the wealthy were able to obtain them. The contrast between the diets of the wealthy and the poor is great.
Lincoln also had to ensure that foreign countries did not come to the aid of the south during the Civil War and the effort to free the slaves. Britain and France were Lincoln’s biggest concern when it came to solving diplomatic problems. British manufacturers and shippers made huge profits off the war so the lack of cotton coming into Britain was a small inconvenience in comparison. The war effort lasted longer then anyone could’ve imagined. Lincoln needed fresh troops for the Union army, so he signed the Enrollment Act into law.
This era includes only 300 years, but some profound and long-lasting changes occurred. The western hemisphere came into continued contact with the eastern hemisphere. Technological innovations, strengthened political organization, and economic prosperity all contributed to this change that completely altered world trade patterns. Technological advancements and willingness of political leaders to invest in it meant that sea-based trade became much more important. Relative power and prosperity of Europe increased dramatically during this time in comparison to empires in the longer-established civilization areas but, Europe did not entirely eclipse powerful empires in Southwest Asia, Africa, and East Asia.
The high economic requirement to vote created by the signing of the Bayonet Constitution is one of the economic effects. Most Hawaiians couldn’t reach the requirement for money, leaving only the American and Europeans on Hawaii having the ability to vote. This correlates to the overthrow because it weakened the Native Hawaiians power on the government because they weren’t as wealthy as most foreigners on Hawaii. Another economic effect of the Bayonet Constitution was after King Kalakaua’s powers were taken from him, the only thing Kalakaua could do was to renew the Reciprocity Treaty with the United States. The renewal of the Reciprocity Treaty continued the duty-free importations of sugar.
The roman Empire controlled a large territory around the Mediterranean including north Africa, most Europe, and some of the middle East. The Roman Empire was able to conquer such vast land by how Technologically advanced they were with their army and daily life too. The people they conquer most of the time did not fight and let themselves get taken over by the Romans because they establish a more civilized society. The people that the Romans conquered saw more advantages than disadvantages, and for that reason they joined the Roman Empire. The Reason the Roman Empire fell is because the military was weak, for barbarians attacked and the Romans could not defend themselves.
Due to China’s Warring Period after the Han Dynasty, Buddhism gained popularity because no imperial authority was around to enforce laws. Once an empire rose to power, Buddhism was turned against. Initially the Chinese defended Buddhism and its policies, but after centuries, others increasingly analyzed how Buddhism had not presence in older documents. Buddhism began to be blamed for the political and social problems of Chinese society. An additional document, such as a graph, that demonstrates actual numbers of Buddhist converts of this time period would help determine if the given documents’ author’s statements about Buddhism were accurate.
The Mongols did not trust the Chinese, so they had foreigners come in to govern the people. They took away the traditional Confucian way of government. In the Middle East, the Mongols took the highest positions, but gave the lower positions to the people showing that there was more trust. The Mongols didn 't disrupt the original government, instead they used it to their advantage. Mongols
Before 300 CE, Rome was polytheistic, believed in multiple gods. Being polytheistic was a benefit because of all the cultural diffusion in their large area and grand population. The supernatural world is very significant in the roman cultural belief system.Then in 300 CE, Romans adopted Christianity as their religion. Before hand, christians were executed and lowered ranked, when Christianity was not their main religion. Romans changed their minds because when Constantine was ruler he promised Jesus and his mother “If you will give me victory in this battle, then I will officially become a Christian.” He won the battle and fulfilled his promise.