Islamic state founded by Osman in northwestern Anatolia. After the fall of the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire was based at Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) from 1453-1922. It encompassed lands in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caucasus, and eastern Europe.
Ottoman sultan who brought the Ottoman Empire to its height; he succeeded in defeating the Habsburgs and capturing Vienna.
an empire established by the Mogul conquerors of India that reigned from 1526 to 1857
chinese dynasty that provided an interval of native rule between eras of Mongol and Manchu dominance
The forbidden city
When Yonglo moved the Chinese capital to Beijing, he ordered the building of a great palace complex to symbolize his power and it was called this because commoners and foreigners were not allowed to enter.
Chinese admiral during the Ming Dynasty, he led great voyages that spread China's fame throughout Asia
the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
Japanese ruling dynasty that strove to isolate it from foreign influences
Japanese attempts to seal their borders and prevent foreign influence.