10.1 - The World in 1750

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The world in 1750 was marked by powerful Eurasian states and empires, coastal African kingdoms, and growing European maritime empires. The interactions of these states, empires, and kingdoms disrupted regional trade networks and influenced the development of new global trade networks.

Powerful Eurasian states and empires faced and responded to challenges ca. 1750.
  • Students will compare and contrast the Mughal Empire and the Ottoman Empire in 1750 in terms of religious and ethnic tolerance, political organization, and commercial activity.
  • Students will examine efforts to unify, stabilize, and centralize Japan under the rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
  • Students will compare and contrast the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan with France under the rule of the Bourbon Dynasty, looking at the role of Edo and Paris/Versailles, attempts to control the daimyo and nobles, and the development of bureaucracies.
10.1b Perceptions of outsiders and interactions with them varied across Eurasia.
  • Students will compare and contrast the Tokugawa and Mughal responses to outsiders, with attention to the impacts of those decisions.
  • Students will create a world map showing the extent of European maritime empires, the Russian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, Mughal Empire, China under the Qing Dynasty, Japan under the Tokugawa Shogunate, Ashanti, Benin, and Dahomey ca. 1750.
  • Students will compare the size of these states, empires, and kingdoms relative to the power they wielded in their regions and in the world.

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