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11 History Lecture

11 History Lecture - History Lecture 9:00:00 AM Europe...

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History Lecture 11/01/2008 12:00:00 - Europe under siege, 9 th  and 10 th  centuries - In the year 100, Europe is weak, by 1500 it explodes and becomes stronger  and stronger - Competition between countries fueled innovation and development - China, in year 1000, is dominant world power What makes it so? o Technology o Economic Prosperity o Strong Military o A strong sense of Nationalism o Open trade policies Eurasia in 1000 CE: Centers and Peripheries - Tang Empire, 750, resurrected China’s imperial kingdom, united China. - The Grand Canal connected North and South China, allowed for better travel,  trade. - Tang Dynasty collapsed when nomadic tribes from the North invaded. China  going back forth from centralization to decentralization. - Song Dynasty focused on internal development of China -Built a highly centralized and bureaucratic state around the civil servants.
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