When you examine the influence of European power on Morocco, you must consider the background of external forces, for prior to 1830, predominantly European sway upon the country, for it has such a storied history; from 1666 the Alaouite dynasty has governed Morocco, claiming descent from the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The ruler of the Alaouite dynasty at the time, Ismail Ibn Sharif, held independence in high regard, as he drove the British out of Tangiers 1684, who had been there since it was given to Charles II as part of a dowry for the Portuguese Infata, Catherine of Braganza . Its strategic naval position was desirable to Britain, who wanted to improve the harbor and use it similarly to the way they use Gibraltar, which is a British naval fortress on the south side of the Iberian Peninsula. Ibn Sharif also took the port of Larache from Spain in 1689 , effectively uniting Morocco. However, his use of slaves as soldiers in the long run only worked against him, causing a power struggle in which the Berber tribes regained much of their old power until Muhammad III, Ibn Sharif’s grandson who pacified the nation but allowed the tribes to retain their autonomy. M...
Between 1450 and 1750, many majors changes were going on in Europe and South Asia. In Russia, strong leaders such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great made various social reforms. In the Middle East, the Gunpowder Empires were flourishing and spreading Islam. In China and Southeast Asia, several power struggles occurred, as well as European trade starting. Although these changes affected society and created unity and conflict, religion being part of politics created both unity and conflict in Europe and South Asia through the Protestant Reformation and the policies of some of the policies of some Mughal rulers.
History. What is history? History is not just a complete story from the perspective of a man nor women. But it is a replica that tells the story of our communities, cities, countries, and the world. History by definition is the account of change over a period of time. For centuries, people have altered the environment in order to meet their needs. The effect of these changes have brought upon both positive and negative effects on the environment, societies, and regions. Some include the development of irrigation in ancient Egypt, the construction of chinampas by the Aztecs, and the mining of coal in Great Britain. Throughout time, many of the ancient civilizations have gone through inconvenient setbacks while trying to complete their goal. Nevertheless,
Mexico is vast, encompassing nearly two million square miles of coastline, mountains, rain forest, desert and fertile plains. From the far reaching American Borderlands of the north, the country constricts as it sweeps south, and east. The two major mountain ranges, the Sierra Madre Oriental, clasp the west and east, finally melt into the central highlands and the capital; Mexico City, the most populous city in the world.
Manifest Destiny set up the stage for the coming Civil War. American’s began moving west for unsettled land; with this expansion, the north and the south started debating about slavery. The debate was if slavery should be allowed in the newly established territories. The territories where composed of the land that the United States received by the Missouri compromise 1820, the Mexican Cession in 1848, the Compromise of 1850 with Mexico and the Gadsden Purchase of 1852 (Kennedy 388). The controversy over how slavery would be extended into these new territories as they petitioned to become states were the major political crisis’ that eventually lead to the Civil War.
During the Middle Ages, governments provided only basic social services because of the lack of resources made available to it. This caused monasteries to step up and take a self-help group role in the community which resulted in the increased influence of the monastery in society. Understanding the reasons the government was not a powerful organization, what monasteries were, how they operated differently than a normal house hold, and realizing how important the self-help groups, created by these monasteries, were to the community, will be the topic of discussion.
Throughout the course of history, ideals have driven the development of the United States. While materialistic factors have also played a significant role in this development, they were first influenced by ideals. The simple rights that are taken for granted everyday originated from the ideals of our ancestors. Ideals have been an important factor in the progress of the United States of America.
Throughout history, Europe stood out as a great power, and is responsible for the majority of the greatest revolutions in history. Despite the countless changes that were planned, and had succeeded or failed, they each had a similar motivator behind them. Europe began to thrive from the 15th century onwards, and motivations become clear as change is sought. Over the course of European history, changes were resisted when financial growth would be threatened, evident during the French Revolution and in both sides of Revolutionary era of the United States.
The Portuguese under Vasco da Gama were the first to begin trading along the Indian Ocean rim—surprised to have found so many Muslim cities along the eastern coast of Africa da Gama was quick to develop an alliance with the city of Malindi against the Swahili city of Mombasa for access to a guide across the Indian Ocean to Calicut. The Portuguese were surprised at the lackadaisical attitude toward religion when revenues were in the offing. “…merchants in the western Indian Ocean seem to have been more interested in profits than prophets” (Gilbert, 221). With all the bluster and pride of the Portuguese their influence in Africa and trade in the Indian Ocean was nothing more than the bite of a common housefly. Without settlers to pioneer a h...
In the fifteenth and sixteenth century, reasons for colonization of the newly discovered American land ranged from religious to economic, resulting in a number of unique imperial settlements along its eastern coast. After years of salutary neglect followed by strict enforcement of unpopular taxes, vehement settlers from each individual state united against Great Britain to form an independent government, as outlined and regulated by the United States Constitution. From the beginning of the nation’s history, interpretations of the constitution, influenced by bias stimulated by people’s situations, have divided the people of the United States. As sectional specialization developed and different ways of life based on region emerged, the constitution