Shift from East to West - Shift of Global Power Grace...

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Shift of Global PowerGrace Kidder
When/Why?The global balance of power shifted from the East to the West inthe late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries due toindustrialization,imperialism, andinstability.EastWest
INDUSTRIALIZATIONIndustrial Revolution began and advanced thefastest in Britain.China was resistant to industrialization.The West surpassed China in manufacturingand weaponry.Significance: the West gained more resources,money, and technology than the East possessed.
IMPERIALISMThe 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 Easternempires were weakening.
InstabilityInstabilityThe 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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Term
Spring
Professor
LarryCobb
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World History, Imperialism, Opium Wars, Industrial Revolution, China, India, Britain, First Opium War, global power, Microsoft Encarta Online

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