The Safavid Empire

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By the 15th century C.E., most of the world was still in recovery mode from natural disasters all across the globe. Things became worse soon after thanks to devastating pandemic known as the Black Death. The plague killed millions across China, Mongolia, Central Asia to the Middle East, Egypt, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean, Western Europe, and finally to Scandinavia and Ireland. Although the plague (Black Death) and starvation due to a slow recovery from the natural disasters diminished travelers, missionaries, and trader’s numbers, it didn’t stop the communication between regions. The region that was the wealthiest and most advanced due to cultural, economic, and political readiness to join the global commercial …show more content…

The Ottoman empire began in the 1300’s in what is now called western Turkey. By the 1400’s, it reached across North Africa, present day Turkey, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Eastern Europe, and southern Spain by expanding it’s political, religious, and economic power through conquests. The Safavid Empire was discovered by a mystical Islamic religious order’s military campaign to reunite the Persian Empire. The Empire also, housed present day Iran and a lot of Afghanistan. An it included a cultural and trading center. The last Empire was the Mughul Empire of northern India, known for its gunpowder just like the other two empires. They’re also known for their huge trade caravans and almost obliterating the Indian Ocean and South China Sea trade lines. The merchants of Mughul were the main source for carpets, fine cloth, pepper, and sugar. They were also one of the main sources of sugar throughout the world, before development by Europeans of its sugar colonies in Brazil and the West …show more content…

The negative ways it affected East Asia is when emperor Yongle in 1421, suspended voyages for a while by the Ming fleet. Then in 1433, after a seventh voyage was allowed, emperor Xuande decided that East Asia doesn’t desire goods from other regions. Just three years later emperor Zhu Qizhen ordered the fleet and shipbuilding plans to be destroyed. The positive ways the global commercial trade network affected East is when the Black Death plague came and helped East Asia get an upper hand in global commercial trade. Their population rebounded to before the plague, composing of 23 percent of the world’s people. Allowing travelers, merchants, and missionaries to journey further across regional, cultural, economic, and political lines to barter food for handcrafts or goods that couldn’t be created at

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