World history/WHME101/Political and military development/Gunpowder

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The Sultani Cannon, a very heavy bronze breech-loading cannon of the type used by Ottoman Empire in the conquest of Constantinople, in 1453.

Read the lecture notes below. As you do so, consider the following questions:

  • How did the introduction of gunpowder change warfare?
  • What are the 'Gunpowder Empires'?

Steve Muhlberger, 'The Gunpowder Empires', Nipissing University, 1999.

Complete the following sentence on WEnotes below:

  • Gunpowder changed the world ...

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