What is the land based empire?
The term land-based empire–as it explicitly applies to AP World History–refers to empires which existed during the period 1450-1750. Although some existed before and after, most are confined to this time period.
What are some unique characteristics of land based empires and their use of power?
- Control of huge lands & people.
- Requires large military investment.
- Vulnerable to land & sea routes.
- Requires massive infrastructure investment.
- Superior technology used to suppress natives.
- Expanded contact with imperial subjects.
- Dependence on native collaborators.
How did land based empires manage diverse populations?
Rulers of land based empires used bureaucratic elites and military professions to create centralized control over populations and resources. Rulers used religious ideas, art and architecture to legitimize their rule.
What are the differences between land and maritime empires?
🌊Maritime Empires A major difference between these two types of empires is that the empires on the left were predominantly land based, meaning most of their power and wealth came from the land, rich agriculture, and profitable trade routes.
Why did land-based empires expand?
Imperial expansion relied on the increased use of gunpowder, cannons, and armed trade to establish large empires in both hemispheres.
Was Rome a land-based empire?
The Roman Empire (Latin: Imperium Rōmānum [ɪmˈpɛri.ũː roːˈmaːnũː]; Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, translit. Basileía tôn Rhōmaíōn) was the post-Republican period of ancient Rome. As a polity, it included large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, ruled by emperors.
How were European empires in the Americas different from other land-based empires?
Why did the European empires in the Americas have such an enormously greater impact on the conquered people than did the Chinese, Mughal, and ottoman empires? Unlike in the Eurasian empires, European ironworking technology, gunpowder weapons, and horses initially had no parallel in the Americas.
How did land-based empires maintain power?
Rulers used tribute collection, tax farming, and innovative tax-collection systems to generate revenue in order to forward state power and expansion. Tax-collection systems: Mughal zamindar tax collection.
Why did land-based empires want to expand?
Many of the expanding empires were looking for strategies of centralization to unify them. The empires expanded and conquered more people and land through many military methods, such as the use of gun-powder. Rulers would use arts to show their political power to both their own empire and the other empires.
Why did land based empires expand?
How were European empires in the Americas different from other land based empires?
How did land based empires gain and maintain power?
Rulers used tribute collection, tax farming, and innovative tax collecting systems to generate revenue in order to forward state power and expansion. Imperial expansion relied on increased use of gunpowder, cannons, and armed trade to establish large empires.