This particular tax affected farmers more than other groups. Farmers profited from the sale of whiskey and were very hostile to the idea. Hamilton understood that extinguishing the rebellion was critical and the country needed to demonstrate control without toleration. Hamilton advocated for military force. At first Washington sent negotiators, but soon realized his words would not be efficient enough to dissolve the conflict.
Although Chinese dynasties had long been in contact with Islamic cultures and people by that time, yet previous dynasties had been dodging direct conflicts with them. As powerful and open as Tang was, it never expanded towards west. Previous dynasties were definitely aware of the existence of Muslim power to their west but never dared to demonstrate military power, because these dynasties might even consider themselves as inferior in military, medicine, astronomy and etc. When time came to Hulagu, his Mongol army showed absolutely no Islamophobia and brutally sacked Islamic empires. This current research paper is composed to contemplate the hidden reason behind Mongol’s westward expansion.
Kublai’s actions also had a large negative effect on the Mongol empire. Kublai’s Chinese policies and his failure to assimilate other cultures led to the end of the Mongol Empire. His failure to assimilate the Chinese resulted in the quick end of the Yuan Dynasty. As well, his succession to the Khanate helped to start a civil war, which caused further division between the Mongols (U.S. Library of Congress). Kublai and Genghis Khan were both important Mongol leaders.
Which took from 206 BCE -220 CE (400 years). The only problem with this wall, was that if it was worth the money and the lives that were lost for the possible benefits that would come. From various documents, it showed that the cost of building the wall, does outweigh the benefits of it. Document C shows that the Han had paid tribute to the Xiongnu Mongols to stop them from raiding China, but it happened anyways. Also, Document E shows the amount of harsh conditions and people who were laid to work for this wall.
A successful empire needed a military group to expand and defend against marauders. Without the strong military group, the expansion of an empire wouldn’t be possible. When the military warriors decided to leave their armor behind, it represented their lost determination to win battles for the Roman Empire. Therefore, the Roman Army played an important role in sustaining the Roman Empire. Because of their foolish choice to no longer be determined to protect and save the lives of others by giving up their breastplates and helmets greatly damaged the Roman Empire’s strength and changed many invaders’ perspectives and viewpoints encouraging them to contribute to the fall of Rome.
Several factors prompted this decline such as: several economic problems, the rise of other trade routes, the European hunger for expansion, and weakness in the Ottoman government Furthermore, the Ottoman Empire was both politically and militarily strong, yet, it was too traditional and could not keep up with worldwide changes and modernity through time. Europe and the West were rapidly moving forward innovatively while the Ottomans stayed in their place for too long. All these problems led to the empire being less centralized in Europe. Simply, the Great Powers of Europe took advantage of this situation and allied to completely end the rule of Ottomans. To further affect the empire, European powers chose an Ottoman strength and turned it into a weak point.
Zeng Guofan, the official of the late Qing dynasty. Although the Qing dynasty is nearly to be destroy by the foreigner and have serious corruption problem, he still show his loyalty to the emperor and give a lot of suggestions to the emperor in order to reorganize the court. Once Zeng’s subordinate suggest to support him to be the emperor and reform the government of the Qing dynasty and Zeng rejected them
The 13th Dalai Lama saw the need for a professional standing army to encounter “the internal threats to his government as well as the external ones” (McCarthy). A standing army would cost a substantial amount of funding, which would be raised by defunding Buddhist monasteries, British donations and taxes. Much of the resistance against establishing a standing army came from Buddhist leaders’ fears of secularism and modernization. Some thought the implementation of these initiatives would detract from the Tibetan Buddhist teachings. When the 9th Panchen Lama (second-highest rank behind Dalai Lama) refused to support the funding of the army, the 13th Dalai Lama sent troopers to have him arrested.
Ziegler (1999) examined that Peters more significant actions to establish the state mainly consisted of the emergence of a representative legislature. Furthermore, he improved the Russian military by generating the Baltic Fleet and increasing the military apparatus to strengthen the state and make it internationally compatible. The focus on war-making and competition with Europe made St. Petersburg the strategic capital city as a ‘window to the West’. Such a link to Western states and societies generated the act of Russia increasingly applying European war technologies and strategies onto its own state. Peter, therefore, modernized Russia geographically, due to the possibility to expand with a strong military and being a valuable competitor, nevertheless, he disregarded European liberal ideologies for the state (Ziegler,
The Ming Family ruled the dynasty between the years of 1368-1644; almost three hundred years later this dynasty has impacted the Chinese history so much. The Ming Dynasty was a strong empire they had the government, the strength of its military, and the economic system to back it. With the memory of the Mongols, the Ming was determined to protect their lands from the invasions. The Ming dynasty was able to restore the respect for the Chinese traditions, seeking to stop all outside cultural influences. The Dynasty had a massive fleet ship and canon armed naval and over 3,000 ships created to have trade ship with the outsider world.