Some Specific Patterns From the Period Between 1450 and 1750 That Speak to Both Change and Continuity in World History?
The era between 1450 and 1750 saw the appearance of several land-based empires who built their power on the use of gunpowder: the Ottomans and the Safavids in Southwest Asia, the Mughals in India, the Ming and Qing in China, and the new Russian Empire. All had huge land armies armed with guns. These empires developed relatively independently from western influence, and to some extent they counterbalanced the growth of European power and colonization.
These increased contacts were to have important consequences for people all over the world in the period from 1750-1914.