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The Silk Road

History Capstone
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Nick Smith

on 27 May 2014

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Transcript of The Silk Road

The Silk Road
Trade is a means for humans to obtain goods, money, and power.
The silk road was made to help the transfer of goods from place to place.
Origin
The Silk Road/Route was established during the Han Dynasty
Zhang Qian was the "founder" of the Silk Road
discovered that people wanted to trade for Chinese silk
silk was the most valuable item traded throughout the Silk Routes
Trade on the Silk Road started in 130 BCE
in 1453 CE, the Ottoman Empire boycotted trade with the west and closed the routes
the weakening of the Mongol Empire also contributed to the downfall of the Silk Road
Facts
Influences
Online Silk Road
Similarities Between "Old" and "New" Silk Roads
Trade
The Silk Road helped cultural diffusion
Exchanged
culture
, art, religion, philosophy, language, technology, and more through the Silk Road.
The bubonic plague was spread throughout Eurasia on Silk Road routes.
Camel caravans were used to transport the goods
bandits attacked caravans and stole the goods
the Silk Road extended for 4,000 miles
The modern day the Silk Road is a railway across Eurasia
called Eurasian Land Bridge
The silk routes ran through the Central Asian Steppes
means of connecting people with something to sell with those who want to buy
Online TOR server
US Government made the "Deep Web"
Used to exchange drugs and items like fake IDs
Hidden online marketplace
Created by Ross William Ulbricht
Nickname: "Dread Pirate Roberts"
Use currency called "Bitcoins"
subject to bandits and frauds
Items transferred in the mail
Made trade much easier
Buddhism
, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other religions were spread by trade
"Amazon.com of Drugs" or "eBay for Drugs"
As time has evolved, we have developed new methods of exchanging goods.
creates new markets/connects people
makes buying and selling goods easier
Quiz
Bibliography
What was the Silk Road made for?
Who was the founder of the the old and the new Silk Roads?
Where does the Silk Road run through? How long is it?
When was the Silk Road created?
Why did the Silk Road help with trade?
How were items transferred on the old and the new Silk Roads?
Name three things that were exchanged on the Silk Road that are not goods.
Zhang Qian and Ross William Ulbricht
To help the transfer of goods from place to place
The Central Asian Steppes 4,000 miles
Established during the Han Dynasty and trade started in 130 BCE
It made trade easier
Old: camel caravans New: shipped in the mail
culture, art, religion, philosophy, language, technology
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extends from Lianyungang to Rotterdam
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