Shift from East to West - Shift of Global Power Grace Kidder When\/Why The global balance of power shifted from the East to the West in the

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Shift of Global Power Grace Kidder
When/Why ? The global balance of power shifted from the East to the West in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries due to industrialization , imperialism , and instability . East West
INDUSTRIALIZATION Industrial Revolution began and advanced the fastest in Britain. China was resistant to industrialization. The West surpassed China in manufacturing and weaponry. Significance: the West gained more resources, money, and technology than the East possessed.
IMPERIALISM The Mughal Empire in India had begun to crumble in the early 1700s. The East India Company became the first European empire in Asia. Significance: Western empires were expanding while Eastern empires were weakening.
Instability The Opium Wars greatly empowered the West, specifically the British. The Taiping Rebellion contributed to the weakening of the Qing Empire. Significance: traditional Chinese

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