DATE:  July 17, 2019

TIME:  8:30 am to 1:00 pm



AUDIENCE:   History

PRESENTER:   Bill Hagy

DESCRIPTION:    In 1683, the Ottoman armies laid siege to Vienna, Austria, threatening to invade Central Europe.  By the early 1800s, the Ottoman Empire was in an irrevocable decline.  The Opium Wars doomed China to decay and decline.  The end of the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan in the mid-nineteenth saw Japan emerge as a modern military power by the early 1900s.  What factors explain these changes?  While there is no single answer, there are several factors that need to be examined.  The decline and rise of these states explain the impact of industrialization, modernization and colonialism on global history during the early modern period.  This session will discuss the history of each specific state in this period and discuss the best way to incorporate the history of modernization in the classroom setting.