Maps website of the Ottoman rule -Early on it was quite small. Then the Ottomans got a lot more land after Mehmed II. After Suleyman II, their land went all the way to Saudi Arabia and took it all. Then they lost most of Saudi Arabia. Then their land went all the way back and into Turkey. Then it went all the way into Europe and almost into Italy and on the top of Africa. The during Mahmud II they went to retreat again. In the end they were smaller than Hungary.
Both Aztec and Inca empires experienced difficulties after 1400. Aztec exploitation of their subject peoples roused resentment and created opportunities for outside intervention. Inca system created tensions between central and local leadership
Byzantium and the Abbasids had crumbled. The Byzantine Empire was pressed by Ottoman Turks. Constantinople fell in 1453. The Abbasids were destroyed by Mongols in 1258. This map shows all the land that the Abbasids and Byzantines had together.
History's Turning Points - AD 1453 Siege of Constantinople ~Write a summary discussing the political,religious,military, economic and social aspects of Constantinople at this time. -Military-There were cannons in which blew down walls.Constantinople was surrounded by Ottoman Turks. Muslims were trying to siege Constantinople.Center of Orthodox Christian church. Economic-Bankrupt and void of loyal people. Social-Rulers were well educated.People of Constantinople were prepared for the battles.
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.
From 1100 peasants became serfs agriculture productivity fell. Tax revenues decreased. Middle eastern merchants lost ground to European ones. Islamic decline was gradual. Ottomans were beginning to build on of the most powerful empires. Go to page 498-499 and it describes the muslim's trade and how it built up.
Western elites sought Asian luxury products paying for them by exporting raw materials. By 1400, gold shortage threatened the economy with collapse. The rise of the Ottoman Empire and other Muslim successes further threatened Europe’s balance of trade with Asia. This is a picture of pure gold.