Between 1450 and 1700, several land-based empires arose in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. These empires used force, including the new technologies of gunpowder and cannons, to grow and maintain their lands.
Europeans also began traveling across the Atlantic Ocean at this time. These travels had significant impacts on both the Americas and Europe.
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Many AP World History classes use SPICE-T Charts to organize information. Check out our SPICE-T Charts for some of the land-based empires!