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Learning about the life of Jose Rizal is essential to anyone who has ever experienced colonialism and how the imperialist country that dominates the colony exerts rules and regulations that are not...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2015, 6:58 pm (UTC)

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As the other educator mentioned, no one really knows how many women Genghis Khan (Temujin) raped. Temujin was a Mongol warrior lord who harbored an ambitious hegemonic agenda. He conquered large...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2017, 2:23 pm (UTC)

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Devendra Nath Tagore started the Indian Mirror newspaper in early 1862. This newspaper was published in English. Tagore was born in 1817. He helped found the Brahmo religion. He was a religious...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2016, 10:34 pm (UTC)

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Early Chinese civilization was largely influenced by the Yellow River and its annual floods. The floods would sometimes become uncontrollable, until the Chinese developed a system of dikes and...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2019, 3:32 am (UTC)

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The Propaganda Movement took place in the Philippines from approximately 1870 through 1900. During this period in the history of the Philippines, the island was still a Spanish colony. It was a...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2015, 12:32 pm (UTC)

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In 1274 and 1281, the Mongols attempted to invade Japan. Ultimately, the invasions were not successful. China at this point in history was governed by the Yuan dynasty- Mongols who had...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2014, 2:23 am (UTC)

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The main consequence of the Boxer Rebellion was the subsequent modernization of many aspects of Chinese society. The failure of the Rebellion and the ruthless manner of its suppression by the...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2021, 11:07 am (UTC)

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After the Spanish-American War ended, the United States gained control of some of Spain’s colonies. Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines were some colonies that the United States received from...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2018, 9:00 pm (UTC)

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The Boxer Rebellion broke out in China in 1900. A group of people in China was upset with the amount of Western and Japanese influence in China. They believed the amount of foreign influence was a...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2016, 4:38 pm (UTC)

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The Indian subcontinent consists of present-day India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. The northern part of this subcontinent is bordered by the rugged Himalayas, so that land is only...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2018, 5:33 pm (UTC)

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Buddhism also became popular in India as it meshed with the existing religious traditions known as Jainism, and forms of Hinduism. Jainism and Hinduism were well-established in India from early on....

Latest answer posted March 1, 2015, 9:10 pm (UTC)

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Over a considerable period of time, Western imperialists unwittingly provided Japan with the tools that would enable the country to become a formidable power, both economically and militarily. The...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2021, 11:32 am (UTC)

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China is huge, and its proximity to other countries provides ready-made trade partners. China does border with countries, which could be a negative. Parts of China that border with potential...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2011, 10:42 am (UTC)

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Imperialism had a profound and lasting impact on China. Its results are still evident in 2020. China was ruled by the Manchus and their Qing dynasty from 1644 to 1912. China's contact with foreign...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2020, 3:50 am (UTC)

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Although he died in 1915, before Gandhi brought the struggle for India's independence from British rule to the international stage and long before India achieved independence, Gokhale was an...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2017, 11:43 am (UTC)

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Subhas Chandra Bose said these words during a speech he gave to the Indian National Army in Burma in 1944. Bose fought for India's freedom from British control, but, unlike Gandhi, Bose advocated...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2017, 1:01 pm (UTC)

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The spread of Buddhism in Asia and the spread of Islam in Africa and Asia are similar because they are both made possible by trade networks. The Silk Roads, which stretched from China in the East...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019, 6:58 pm (UTC)

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The Tang Dynasty is often considered the high point of classical Chinese culture, as it was a period of relative stability until the late rebellions. It was strongly influenced by Confucian ideals,...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019, 12:33 pm (UTC)

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The Taiping Rebellion was a civil war waged in China over a fourteen-year period in the middle of the nineteenth century. One major consequence of the Taiping Rebellion was a weakening of the...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2018, 7:18 pm (UTC)

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The Fourteen Points of Quaid-e-Azam were designed to protect the constitutional rights of Muslims who lived in India. This presentation was given in March 1929. The main ideas of the Fourteen...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2017, 8:07 pm (UTC)

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The Kashmir issue was a problem for Pakistan in 1947 for three reasons: 1) When the British left India in 1947, there were about 600 princely states up for grabs among Muslim and Hindu factions....

Latest answer posted April 20, 2017, 2:42 pm (UTC)

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At the end of turn of the twentieth century, after decisive victories over the crumbling Chinese and Russian empires in warfare in the Eastern Pacific, Japan was an ascendant world power intent on...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2021, 2:42 pm (UTC)

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As Document 1 shows, Japan had few natural resources, including oil, so the country wanted to expand to get access to oil and other resources. As the map of China shows, China had oil and other...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2018, 2:44 am (UTC)

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The Indian Statutory Commission was formed in 1927 to gauge the progress of constitutional reform in India. It consisted of seven members and was usually referred to as the Simon Seven or the Simon...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2016, 3:38 pm (UTC)

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The Han and Roman Empires were contemporaneous with one another but situated in opposite sides of the world. There was trade carried on between them (mainly along the Silk Road) but the Han Dynasty...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2018, 9:49 pm (UTC)

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Syed Ahmed Khan (1817–1898) was a Muslim Indian political figure and reformer under the British Raj (British colonial rule of India). Until 1857, the British crown administered its Indian colonial...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018, 11:59 pm (UTC)

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The kingdom of Siam, now known as Thailand, managed to avoid becoming a colony of European powers through a combination of several factors. These included a modernization project to bring the...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2019, 3:26 pm (UTC)

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The Mughal Empire had their own Renaissance in India. It was very similar to the European Renaissance. The Mughal's greatest advancements were in architecture. Akbar was responsible for one of...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2015, 2:35 pm (UTC)

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Kublai Khan's greatest achievement was becoming the first Mongolian ruler of a unified China, defeating the Song Dynasty and establishing a capital at modern-day Beijing. His Yuan Dynasty...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2018, 7:11 am (UTC)

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The relationship between Chiang Kai Shek and Mao Zedong was primarily adversarial, fighting each other in the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). Chiang Kai Shek led the Kuomintang (Nationalists), and...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2018, 4:51 pm (UTC)

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Though the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) came to occupy different ends of the political spectrum, they both hailed from the same nationalist tradition. Under the Qing...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2020, 12:03 pm (UTC)

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The Himalayan Mountains serve as India's northern border. This was important to keeping Chinese and Mongol invaders out of the country. India's climate is also good for growing various crops,...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2019, 10:47 pm (UTC)

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China and Japan are, of course, two different countries and some of their reasons for wanting to shut themselves off from European trade were different. Let us look at the reasons that were the...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015, 3:26 am (UTC)

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After the Second World War the world powers were not completely settled, and there were still unresolved issues between the West (the U.S. and its allies) and the East (the Soviet Union and its...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2015, 10:47 am (UTC)

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Are you asking if the Japanese wanted Europeans to come near them? Japan has historically been insular, not wanting too much influence from the west. At the same time, Western culture seeped in....

Latest answer posted January 31, 2012, 1:15 pm (UTC)

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The Mauryan and Han dynasties are both responsible for the development of Buddhism within their regions. Asoka the Great of the Mauryan dynasty is credited with the dissemination of Buddhism from...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2017, 5:31 am (UTC)

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The Meiji Restoration was the Japanese political revolution that saw the dismantling of the Tokugawa regime. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration were primarily motivated by longstanding domestic...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020, 3:49 pm (UTC)

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The Mughal Empire lasted from about 1526-1858. During this period of time, the Mughal Empire left a lasting cultural legacy. One area of contribution was in the area of architecture. The most...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2016, 5:54 pm (UTC)

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Japan under the Tokugawa government had isolated itself from the rest of the world for centuries, preferring to keep outsiders away from Japan and keep their own culture and society free from...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2018, 5:47 pm (UTC)

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The Battle of Plassey is generally thought to signify the start of British rule in India. The victory was tainted by accusations that Robert Clive, leader of the forces of the East India Company,...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2015, 1:36 am (UTC)

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The Han Dynasty spanned from approximately 206 BCE to 220 CE. Their fall was precipitated by the failure of rich landowners to pay taxes. In addition, scholars declared that they did not have to...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2017, 6:05 pm (UTC)

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The Edo Period in Japan lasted almost three centuries, from 1603 to 1868. During this period the isolationist practice of Japan led to a flourishing of internal Japanese culture. The Edo Period was...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019, 2:43 pm (UTC)

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The Shang Dynasty was a period of time in China that began in 1600 BC and lasted to 1046 BC. The Shang Dynasty is known for its technological advancement and sophisticated craftsmanship in bronze...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2016, 6:08 pm (UTC)

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It's notable that the Mandate of Heaven had its origins with the Zhou Dynasty, after they had overthrown the previous rulers, the Shang, as a means of legitimizing their claims to power. Unlike the...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2019, 5:15 pm (UTC)

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Many historians consider the Japanese invasion of China to be the actual start of World War II. Needless to say, this conflict had a profound effect on China. For one thing, it forced the Chinese...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2020, 6:39 pm (UTC)

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After Commodore Perry, a representative of the U.S. government, arrived in Japan in 1853 and demanded trading privileges with Japan, Japan was faced with the question of whether or not to end its...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2016, 1:33 am (UTC)

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I would argue that there were two main resons for the success of the Mongols in creating and maintaining their empire. Their success in creating the empire came from their military prowess. The...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2011, 1:26 am (UTC)

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One the most notable features of Pakistan's social system is its inbuilt resistance to change. As Pakistani society is based on a large profusion of tribes, each one steeped in patriarchal values,...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2020, 1:00 pm (UTC)

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Zheng He’s grandiose expeditions sponsored by the Ming Dynasty, under the leadership of Emperor Zhu Di, were aimed at demonstrating and affirming China’s superiority and power. Emperor Zhu Di...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2018, 8:03 am (UTC)

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The Terracotta Army exists as part of the massive burial complex of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. This army is made up of a great number of statues (all life sized, armed soldiers),...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2019, 2:50 am (UTC)

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