Present History looks at the rise of three new Muslim empires during the first global age from 1400 to 1800: the Ottoman, Safavid and Mogul Empires. This world-history course identifies the spatial location of each of these empires and explains the significance. This presentation begins with the Ottoman Empire and explains the tensions that arose between this empire and its neighbor to the east, the Safavid Empire. This presentation reviews the differences between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. It includes a case study of India and British economic control that devastated India's textile industry, the Indian Nationalist Movement and Gandhi's civil disobedience, and a discussion point on the decline of civilizations and connects possible factors of decline with those responsible for the decline of these new Muslim empires. This presentation ends with an analysis of the East Asian world. It includes Tokagawa Japan and the influence of Confucianism, Korea as the Hermit Kingdom and China after it decided to end its voyages of exploration. Essential questions include: List the three new Muslim empires and their geographic location. What role did geography play in their trading networks? What was their relationship with one another? What are some cultural similarities and differences between their societies? Which two dynasties followed the overthrow of the Mongol empire? Why was China's decision to stop its voyages of exploration in the 1400s a turning point in Chinese history? What are the similarities between China's and Japan's views on trade, industry and agriculture? What changed, though, in Japan under the Tokugawa?Find a student note guide on this presentation by searching "New Muslim Empires and East Asia During the First Global Age Notes and Review."