2017 Benjamin Wong Dalat World History

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In History
  • 5,000 BCE

    3.1 - Mesopotamia - Food Surplus

    After farmers were able to increase their food output they experienced a food surplus. A food surplus is when you have more food than you need. This also means not everyone had to work as a farmer, and were able to do different jobs.
  • 4,900 BCE

    3.1 - Mesopotamia - Division of Labor

    The division of labor allowed people to specialize in multiple different professions. This allowed for more progression and production in cities.
  • 3,300 BCE

    4.4 - Egypt - Hieroglyphics

    Hieroglyphics were a writing system made by the Egyptians. Writing consisted of pictures and objects.
  • 3,100 BCE

    4.1 - Egypt - Menes uniting Lower and Upper Egypt

    A leader known as Menes united Lower and Upper Egypt. This was the start of the Egyptian civilization.
  • 2,700 BCE

    4.2 - Egypt - Gods and Religion

    The Egyptians believed in many Gods, and they also believed in the afterlife. This led them to make multiple architectural buildings to worship them. These are all a big part of Egyptian culture.
  • 2,500 BCE

    3.3 - Sumer - Cuneiform

    Cuneiform was the first system of writing ever developed. It consisted of wedge shaped symbols made by a stylus.
  • 2,334 BCE

    3.2 - Akkadia - Sargon

    Sargon established the worlds first empire and was the first leader to have a permanent army.
  • 2,000 BCE

    India - Aryan Migration

    After the fall of the Harappan civilization the Aryans were quick to migrate into India. This populated India and lead to many society's forming.
  • 2,000 BCE

    India - Sanskrit

    Sanskrit was a language spoken by the Aryan society. It was first a language that could only be spoke and had no way of recording information. Over time people made ways to write down Sanskrit. Today Sanskrit is not spoken but it is the beginning of many South Asian languages.
  • 1,800 BCE

    India - Caste System

    The Caste System was a way for the Aryan society to divide Indians into four different groups. These groups were based off of a person's wealth, birth, and occupation. Rules for the caste system says you are not allowed to marry people of another class, and you can't eat with another class.
  • 1,790 BCE

    3.4 - Babylon - Hammurabi's Code

    Hammurabi's code was a set of laws that were developed by Hammurabi to establish rule and order in Babylon
  • 1,500 BCE

    4.3 - Egypt - Building an Empire

    After a war with the Hyksos Egyptian leaders prevented future attacks by controlling all invasion routes into the kingdom. This meant that they made an empire which allowed them to grow rich and powerful.
  • 1,500 BCE

    Kush - Egypt's Conquest of Kush

    Over time Kush got wealthy and so did their army. As a result Egypt got scared of what may happen if Kush attacked Egypt so they conquered Kush to prevent that from happening. Kush was an Egyptian territory for 450 years. During this time they adopted Egyptian culture and other practices.
  • 1,500 BCE

    India - Metallurgy

    Early Indians were the inventors of metallurgy. The science of handling metals was called metallurgy. The Indians were very knowledgeable in making high-quality tools and weapon. This helped them do work easier and it also helped them on the battlefield.
  • 1,500 BCE

    6.1 - China - The Shang Dynasty

    The Shang Dynasty was founded in China in around 1500 B.C. It was the first Chinese dynasty that we have solid proof to prove it was real. The Shang ruled over Northern China where it started in the Huang He or Yellow River.
  • -770 BCE

    Kush - Kush's Conquest of Egypt

    With the power of Egyptian pharaohs declining as the New Kingdom was ending Kushite leaders was able to regain control over Kush. Around 200 years later Kush was able to rebuild itself to the power Egypt had feared 600 years ago and this time they Egypt was much weaker. One day a Kushite king attacked Egypt and in 716 B.C. his son fulfilled his legacy and conquered all of Egypt.
  • -600 BCE

    India - Hinduism

    The basis for many Indian religions were the Vedic texts. As these texts blended with other ideas and views from other cultures it formed a religion. This religion is what we call Hinduism. Hinduism is currently the largest religion in India today.
  • -551 BCE

    6.2 - China - Confucius

    Confucius was a teacher that wanted to restore order in China by teaching ethics or moral values. His teachings are also called Confucianism. Confucius' teachings were compiled into a book called The Analects. Confucius was the most influential teacher in Chinese history.
  • -328 BCE

    India - Buddhism

    The teachings of Buddha are what currently make the religion of Buddhism. Buddha was originally called Siddartha Gautama, a prince born in 563 B.C. He wanted to know why there was so much pain so he set out on a journey. One day he stopped at a tree and meditated for seven weeks. Then he suddenly realized why there was suffering
  • -220 BCE

    6.3 - China - Standardization

    Standardization of language, currency, and measurements were enforced by Shi Huangdi in the Qin Dynasty. This made trading much easier and it made people feel more connected and unified.
  • -140 BCE

    6.4 - China - Confucian Social Classes

    The Confucian social system was a social hierarchy that differed from other hierarchy's. It ranked the emperor, his court, and scholars in government positions. Next surprisingly were the peasants which made up 90% of China's population at that time. This allowed a much more stable government and made the life of millions of farmers and peasants better.
  • 20

    6.5 - China - Silk Road

    The Silk Road was a 4000 mile long network of trade routes that extended west from China into Europe. The road was used by traders that took Chinese products to sell it off to distant buyers. Silk was by far the most popular product on the road which is why it's named Silk Road. This road made China very wealthy.
  • 320

    India - Gupta Society

    In 320 A.D. The Gupta Society was formed. The empire united all of India where it continued to grow and prosper. The empire was primarily Hindu but it supported other religions in the empire such as Buddhism and Jainism. Gupta kings thought the Hindu caste system was a good system for their government so they implied it. Eventually in the middle 500s the empire collapsed
  • Malaysia, I was born.

    My family rejoiced as I was born and became the youngest person in the world for 1 second.
  • Modern Day- Malaysia- Hammurabi's Code

    Hammurabi's code was a set of laws developed by Hammurabi. These were the first set of laws ever developed. This built the foundation of today's current justice system of laws and rules that is applied everywhere in the world.
  • Modern Day - Egypt - Social Hierarchy

    In early Egypt there were 2 million people but only the pharaoh was the most powerful person so he was at the top. Then it goes from nobles, scribes and craftspeople, and farmers, servants, and slaves. Today that same system is in place today the prime minister is on top and then the wealthy to mid wealthy, and the poor.
  • Modern Day - Malaysia - Hindu-Arabic Numerals

    Our number system we used today was invented by Indian scholars. These concepts were then brought to Europe by the Arabs and then to the rest of the world. Today we are still using this system in day to day life and in many professions
  • Modern Day - Malaysia - Standardization

    Standardization was first used by Shi Huagndi in the Qin Dynasty. He standardized multiple things like currency, language, and measurements. Today most countries in the world also follow the practice of standardization. They have also standardized the same things as Shi Huangdi and added more of their own to the list of standardized items.
  • Period:
    10,000 BCE
    to
    -500 BCE

    Early Fertlie Crescent People

    Akkaddians, Sumerians, Babylonians, Hittites, Kassites, Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Phoenicians
  • Period:
    4,500 BCE
    to
    -400 BCE

    Ancient Egypt and Kush

    Ancient Egypt lasted 3100 B.C. to 2700 B.C.
    The Old Kingdom lasted from 2700 B.C. to 2200 B.C.
    The Middle Kingdom lasted from 2200 B.C. to 1750 B.C.
    The New Kingdom lasted from 1550 B.C. to 1050 B.C.
    The Kushite Kingdom lasted from 2000 B.C. to 300 A.D.
  • Period:
    2,300 BCE
    to
    500

    Ancient India

    In 2300 B.C. The Harappan civilization was developed.
    In 1500 B.C. The Aryans Migrate Into India.
    In 320 B.C. Candragupta Maurya formed the Mauryan empire which took control of Northern India.
    In 320 A.D. The Gupta Society was formed which reunited India.
  • Period:
    1,600 BCE
    to
    220

    Ancient China

    From 1500 B.C. To 1050 B.C.The Shang Dynasty ruled over China. The Shang Dynasty is the first Dynasty we have solid proof for.
    From 1050 B.C. To 400 B.C.The Zhou Dynasty ruled over China. They overthrew the Shang Dynasty to become the longest lasting dynasty in Chinese history
    From 221 B.C. To 206 B.C.The Qin dynasty ruled over China. The Qin Dynasty unified all of China, but was the shortest lasting dynasty.