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Considered to be the first invention in chemical explosives in the world, Gunpowder was invented by Chinese Alchemy in 9th century during the Tang Dynasty. Historians also argue that it was invented in 11th century during Song Dynasty. Gunpowder invention is popularly listed as one among the four great inventions in China. It was the only chemical explosive used in most of the warfare until 19th century, when actually the most popular chemical explosives like Nitrocellulose, Nitroglycerine and TNT were invented. This paper describes the history of the gunpowder and how strategists changed it as a black powder.

It gives brief information about the impact of gunpowder on history and also explains how it created gunpowder empires. This paper also focuses on the most famous Gunpowder Empires in the early modern period. The creation of gunpowder empires was considered to be a giant leap for Islamic countries towards stabilizing the politics and identifying themselves as territories. All these empires impacted politics and cultures of various parts of the world.

[...] This paper describes the history of the gunpowder and how strategists changed it as a black powder. It gives brief information about the impact of gunpowder on history and also explains how it created gunpowder empires. This paper also focuses on the most famous Gunpowder Empires in the early modern period. The creation of gunpowder empires was considered to be a giant leap for Islamic countries towards stabilizing the politics and identifying themselves as territories. All these empires impacted politics and cultures of various parts of the world. [...]


[...] Khan, Iqtidar Alam Gunpowder and Firearms: Warfare in Medieval India. (2004). Oxford University Press Sivin, Nathan, Chinese Alchemy: Preliminary Studies.1968. Harvard University Press. Stephen Turnbull, The Ottoman Empire 1326-1699, Essential histories, vol Essential histories R. Bentley and Son. Invasions of India from Central Asia. London Lawrence Davidson, Arthur Goldschmid, A Concise History of the Middle East, Westview Press p. 153. [...]


[...] In some areas, the complete transformation of the army was taken place to take the advantage of these gunpowder weapons. This has made a huge difference in majority of the counties. The military troops that were successful in reorganizing armies became very strong and other military troops that were failed in doing so became very weak. This was the time when some of the Islamic countries left behind where as several European Countries took a big leap in their military powers. [...]

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