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European empires and conquest

  1. 1. European Empires and Conquest History 140-Dr. Arguello-Palomar College Peoples and Empire: Ning Post Assigment Due July,10 Diana Lopez
  2. 2. The Greek Empire <ul><li>This magnificent empire ruled from 331BC to 168 BC under the leadership of Alexander the great. Alexander defeated several empires such as Persia in three different battles. </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander death was sudden. He died in June 11, 323B.C having second and Queen Roxane( who was pregnant) and Perdicas as his successors. </li></ul><ul><li>These three battles n which the Greek defeated the Persian are; </li></ul><ul><li>•  Battle of Granicus -334 BC •  Battle of Issus -333 BC •  Battle of Arbela -Gaugamela </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Roman Empire <ul><li>The Roman empire ruled from 168 BC to 476 A.D </li></ul><ul><li>This empire is consider by many historian, the greatest empire the world has ever known with the most powerful rulers such as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, and Constantine. </li></ul><ul><li>The legacy of the Roman Empire is reflected in today’s world in literature, government, medicine, engineering and Sports. </li></ul><ul><li>The fall of one of the greatest empires of history occurred slowly over a period of 300 years. The roman Empire culminated on the year 476. </li></ul><ul><li>The Romans were able to adapt the basis of the Greek education into the educational system of the empire. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Attempt to Unite Europe <ul><li>Hitler and Charlemagne were one of many who tried to unite Europe and recreate the old Roman Empire. Prophecy states that the divisions of the Roman Empire (Europe and the Byzantine Empire) will never unite to form another Roman Empire. It specifically mentions attempts to unite through families. </li></ul><ul><li>Among many other leaders throughout history Hitler and Charlemagne tried to unite Europe. They both meant to recreate a Roman empire. No one has yet been able to recreate such a union between the European countries like the Caesars did. </li></ul><ul><li>The Queen Victoria along with many other royal families have tried to unite Europe by marriage between royal families. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most successful Unions was done by the church who was able to unite in some manner the European countries, but no attempt has been entirely successful. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Expansion of Empires Conquest of European empires and trade routes
  6. 6. Old Europe New Europe
  7. 7. Timeline from 700’s-1990’s <ul><li>768-814: War in the region of France, germany and Italy. Lead by King of franks and crowned by the pope as an emperor. </li></ul><ul><li>936-973: War Lead by Otto I the Great as an attempt to promote religion and state union. </li></ul><ul><li>1294-1328 War Lead by Chales IV. </li></ul><ul><li>1300-1908 : War Ottoman. Which lead to the creation of Turkish Republic. </li></ul><ul><li>1492: Christopher Columbus’s first transatlantic. </li></ul><ul><li>1643-1715: War lead by Louis XIV. </li></ul><ul><li>1795-1812: War lead by Napoleon there was an unsuccessful political Union. </li></ul><ul><li>1807: British abolition of slave trade. </li></ul><ul><li>1866-1871: German Unification. Principal leader Bismark. </li></ul><ul><li>538-1918: Marriage of Queen Victoria. In an attempt to unite Europe, Queen Victoria married her nine children to several and different royal families. </li></ul><ul><li>1914-1918 : First World War; Germany, Belgium and Prussia. Main Leader was Kaiser Wilhelm. </li></ul><ul><li>1917: the USSR was created. </li></ul><ul><li>1939-1945: Second World War ; Most European union involved, but England, Switzerland, Spain, Egypt, Palestine and most of the far eastern Roman Empire were not captured. Principal leader was Hitler. </li></ul><ul><li>1991: Dissolution of the USSR. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blibiography <ul><li>The Roman Empire: Second Edition, Colin Wells </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806, Peter Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>Scholastic Humanism and the Unification of Europe: Foundations, R.W. Southern </li></ul><ul><li>The Greek Achievement: The Foundation of the Western World, Charles Freeman </li></ul>