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Political Reverberations of Ming Consolidation
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
capital, penetrate, Muscovy, China, furs, beavers, silver, Europe, colonized, political, Nenet, Lithuania, Diamyos, Korea, Portuguese, Tokogawa, missionaries, Dutch, wealth, rationalist, Buddhist
16th century China exemplifies the ways in which the arrival of new              can lead to new concentrations of authority and power
but it is hard to predict at the outset the affect this wealth will have, not only on the country but on the surrounding                    landscape
what was happening in China (Ming dynasty 1368–1644) began to have an effect on its surroundings
hitherto the primary source of              for China
Japan in the 17th century was beset with internal quarrels not unlike              at this time
regional warlords and ruling households called                struggling for power
you would think that the civil wars would have helped Europe                    and conquer Japan as they did South America, and e.g. the            in South Asia
indeed merchants and                          did arrive at the doorstep in Japan
however, the external threat can have different effects on a country
reasons why Japan did not get                   
1. had an shared                  faith
2. proximity to           , they need to stay together
3. Japan had fought off aggressive armies before, e.g. the Mongols,                     , Dutch
Japan holding together against the external forces (European/China), resulted in the consolidation of the                  Shogunate
kept the Europeans to their outskirts
up a militaristic state system
a country squeezed between Japan and China, powerful neighbors
receiving increasing pressures from the north as well: Russia
               was turning into Russia
silver powered in to                    and Poland
merchants moved to Russia to by staples: e.g.         
the center of Eurasia was beginning to get filled in, fueled by money and capital
the main lure of the region furs and pelts, e.g. from               , by the            hunters in Siberia
drove the frontier into Siberia, a phenomenon similar to North America in the 19th century
fighting protracted war against Mongols
1580s a series of triumphs by Russia
Russia eventually reached the Pacific ocean
Peter the Great (1672-1725)
created new               , St. Petersburg
led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political system with a modern, scientific, Europe-oriented, and                        system
expansion eventually led to encounter with China in central Asia


Daimyo, n. [DIGHM-yo] the powerful territorial lords in pre-modern Japan who ruled most of the country from their vast, hereditary land holdings, but subordinate to the shogun, the Daimyo era came to an end in 1871  "Seventeenth century Japan was similar to 17th century Europe in which you had a large land area beset with civil wars, regional warlords and ruling households called Diamyos struggling for power."


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