China- notion of China’s benign relationship with gunpowder sprang in part from Western prejudices about Chinese character. Some view them as dilettantes, who stumbled onto the secret of gunpowder, others saw them as pacifist sages.
Most countries seek to become gunpowder empires because of the increase in global trade in the sixteenth century.
The west led the world in military technology and techniques after 1500 because it was able to create so many colonies, often defeating Asian powers.
Revolutionized How Countries Fought Wars
With the development of gunpowder in the Fifteenth Century, a potent new means of extending political authority lay in the hands of European monarchs.
Gunpowder empires draws attention to the significance of military superiority. The expansion of military technology since gunpowder emerged created differences in social, economic, and military advantages and historians have argued that gunpowder revolution helped transform Europe’s feudal structures for Western global dominance.
Countries seek to dominate with the use of gunpowder.
In the aspect of military power, gunpowder was different from any other military advancements because it created an advantage that revolutionized how wars were fought and it reached a new level of effectiveness. With more advanced equipment and preparation on the battlefield played an increasingly important role in military superiority.
The Ottoman regime intervened in the economy primarily to prevent shortages and keep the prices of commodities down, not to affect the trade balance as in European mercantilism.