Empires in Collision- 1750 to 1900

Emma Hetherington


1798 - Napoleon invades Egypt

Meticulous surveys were made, native animals and plants were studied, minerals were collected and classified, and local trades and industry were scrutinized. Most famously, ancient Egypt was discovered.
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1838-1876 Tanzimat Reforms in Ottoman Empire

The Tanzimat reform era was characterized by various attempts to modernize the Ottoman Empire and to secure its territorial integrity against Nationalist movements from within and aggressive powers from outside of the state.It brought the culture, education, religion and society more in tune with European and American societies
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Ethiopian defeat of Italy preserves Ethiopia's independence


1908- Young Turk Takeover


An uprising in Turkey lead to a Turkish revolution.

1910- Japan Annexes Korea

Under the annexation treaty, the Korean emperor handed sovereign power over his country to the Japanese emperor completely and forever, so Korea became territory of Japan. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2010/08/29/editorials/the-annexation-of-korea/


Chinese revolution; end of Qing Dynasty


Opium Wars


2 conflicts in China in the mid-19th century between the forces of Western countries and of the Qing dynasty. The first Opium War (1839–42) was fought between China and Britain and the second Opium War (1856–60) was fought by Britain and France against China.

"The sick man of europe"

The Ottoman Empire in 1914 was commomly refered ro as "the sick man of Europe" because their abundance of power was starting to crumble
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Chinese Revolution of 1911

A group of revolutionaries in south China led a successful revolt against the Qing Dynasty, establishing in its place the Republic of China, ending the imperial system.
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