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1

Which empire did the Ottomans conquer in 1453?

Byzantine

2

What sparked the Age of Exploration?

Europeans wanted a new trade route to Asia to spices (avoid Ottoman empire)

3

Which two leaders and empires allowed for periods of religious tolerance?

Akbar the Great-Mughal empire (India)
Suleiman the Magnificent-Ottoman empire

4

What is the name for the economic theory where colonies exist to benefit the mother country?

mercantilism

5

Who was the absolute leader of the Bourbon dynasty in France who built the palace of Versailles?

Louis XIV

6

How did the Ottoman empire's location help them in the beginning of their empire?

they controlled trade between Europe and Asia (Middlemen of Europe)

7

Which country adopted a policy of isolationism in response to foreigners (the Portuguese) wanting to trade?

Japan

8

What was the Edit of 1635?

isolated Japan, told Japanese no foreign trade, no foreign travel, and no foreigners allowed in

9

Which country took over the Mughal Empire?

England

10

This was the name for the elite military force of the Ottoman Empire....

Janissaries

11

Louis XIV, Suleiman and Akbar are all considered...

absolute rulers-make all decisions for their empires

12

Which country disrupted trade in the Indian Ocean?

Portugal

13

Where were Europeans able to set sail?

Had boats (caravels), navigation, maps, astrolabe

14

Who was targeted under the rule of Louis XIV?

Protestants

15

How were the Bourbon dynasty and Tokugawa Japan similar?

both controlled the nobles-where they lived