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Columbian Exchange: the global diffusion of plants, food, crops, animals, human, populations, and disease pathogens that took place after voyages of exploration by European mariners. 1. Epidemic diseases--smallpox, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, and influenza--led to staggering population losses a. Smallpox reduced Aztec population by 95 percent in one century after 1519 2. New foods and domestic animals Wheat, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and chickens went to Americas 3. Migration of human populations a. Enslaved Africans were largest group of migrants from 1500 to 1800 Opium Wars -Chinese controlled trade with Europeans -Trying to increase profits, East India Company traded Opium -Chinese tried to stop intake of Opium -British forced through the Yellow river Mao Zedong: early member of the Chinese communist party; championed women’s equality. -Great Leap Forward: Overtake production of more industrialized nations, and collectivize all land and manage all business and industrial enterprises collectively; an immense failure -Cultural Revolution: Attacked everyone Mao viewed as a threat - During the Long March, an epic journey more than 6 thousand miles, inspired people to join communist party; Mao emerged as a leader Diaspora: The forced dispersal of African peoples and their descendants throughout
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 103 taught by Professor Golhman during the Fall '05 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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