Modern Era 1750 - 1900

Mackenzie Smith

Chinese reject British requests for open trade 1793

The Macartney Embassy met with the Qianlong Emperor who rejects the British request for open trade. China had just started to grow opium and the British wanted some

Taiping uprising in China 1850-1864

The taiping rebellion lasted from 1850 to 1864, which was fought between the established Manchu led Qing dynasty and the Christian millenarian movement of the heavenly kingdom of peace.

Boxer rebellion in China 1899-1901

A Chinese secrete organization called the Society of The Righteous and Harmonious Fists led an uprising to stop western and Japanese influence.

Young Turks takeover Ottoman Empire 1908

The young Turks helped establish the second constitutional era, ushering in a new era of muliparty democracy for the first time in the country's history.

Chinese revolution 1911

The Chinese revolution was the revolution that overthrew China's last imperial dynasty. The revolution arose mainly in response to the decline of the Qing state, which had proven ineffective in its efforts to modernize China and confront foreign aggression.

Self strengthening movement 1861-1895

The self strengthening movement was a period of institutional reforms initiated in China during the late Qing dynasty following a series of military defeats and concessions to foreign powers.

Sick man of Europe

The Ottoman Empire shrank considerably because of Russian, British, Austrian, and French aggression. Napoleon's invasion of Egypt made a bigger impact.