Persian king who greatly expanded the Persian Empire between 550 and 539 B.C.
Persian king who created the satrap system of governors.
The trade route that stretched from Persia to Anatolia.
Persian monotheistic religion that held that the Earth is the location of a battle between good and evil spirits.
Chinese thinker who believed that respect for elders and rulers was the key to harmony in society.
The workers who run a government.
Chinese philosophy in which people accept things as they are and release their desires.
Chinese philosophy which called for strict laws and harsh punishments to enforce order.
Chinese dynasty that created a central government and the Great Wall.
Large desert in northern Africa.
Grassy plains in Africa where livestock grazes.
Religions in which spirits play important roles in everyday life.
Africa's first known culture.
To move from one country or region to another.
Things that help motivate people migrate from one place to another.
Important African trading kingdom that is now Ethiopia.
Steplike ridges built on the slopes of mountains.
Trade routes extending from China to Europe.