By The End Of The Middle Ages, The World Of Human Civilization.

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By the end of the Middle Ages, the world of human civilization was preparing to undergo massive changes in what would be considered normal living. The empires previous discussed in our lectures would begin to fall and previously shunned ideals were gaining widespread acceptance, such as common religious beliefs and practices. The borders that seem to keep the induvial of these societies protected or even trapped, would begin to expand in a way that will likely never occur again on our known history. As with all great periods of change, this period will include bloodshed, political disorder, and what today would be considered inhumane acts of conquest and displacement among the world 's indigenous populations. Some today would be offended…show more content…
Technology and industry however, continued to improve, as the gap between rich and poor became severely exaggerated. In China, the Shang Dynasty rose to power, gifting to the nation the major advancements of written language and metalworking. The country had begun to develop into its own, modernly recognizable idenity, with the Zhou Dynasty 's arrival. The Zhou brought with it with major cultural shifts, including the trademark importance China has historically placed on the concept of family lines, and the concept of divine right to rule, among its royalty. By the end of the 1500s, China had cemented its place as an up-and-coming superpower, influencing nearly all of Southeast Asia by its example of rigid internal ideological control. Although relations between nomadic neighbors were rocky, China had economic stability which was unprecedented in the region. In this time, with trade routes all across Asia giving Europeans new access to the Eastern world of riches, China began trade contact with East Africa, in a significant play that ultimately brought this area of Africa to the attention of innumerable nations, hungry for wealth and control of more key trade routes. Meanwhile, in Africa, times had become exceedingly difficult; The slave trade from Africa to America effectively began in 1518, flooding the Americas with sugarcane crops, and decimating populations in
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