Big Era 6 and 7
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WHY IS THIS TIME PERIOD CALLED THE GREAT CONVERGENCE?
Era 6 is called the great convergence because of population, environment, trade, manufacturing, states, and empire changes.
" Islam and christianity spread with empires, trade and migration" (big era 6 ppt).
The spread of religions created a resemblance in culture and caused religious people to migrate to the same area.
"Plants, animals, and microorganisms, of Afroeurasia were exchanged with those of the Americas across the ocean" (big era 6 ppt).
With trade, came similarities in culture because plants and animals were used all throughout their daily lives.
"Monarchs claimed absolute power" (Big era 6 ppt).
Between 1714 and 1804, monarchs claimed absolute power; empires and states converged because the closeness of borders.
There were convergences in era 6: population, environment, trade, manufacturing, states, and empires.
WHAT CHANGES OCCURRED SINCE ERA 6?
Changes that happened in era 6 were in fossil fuels, democratic politics, and communication revolutions" (big era 7 ppt).
"New sources of energy came into use: coal, electricity, gas, petroleum, and nuclear" (big era 7 ppt).
These new energy sources were cheaper and more efficient than the energy sources of era 6.
"Free to choose its government" " protects peoples liberties" "have equal rights" (big era 7 ppt).
New ideas in democratic politics were having freedoms, liberties, and equal rights; they were widely accepted by people.
It was widely accepted that people lived how they wanted to live.
"Build railroad, ports, and telegraphs" (big era 7)
These new inventions made communication much easier than in Era 6.