a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme beingof many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a
the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
The system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.
- countries include: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Bangladesh, Kyrgystan, Pakistan,
a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of hell) depending on the person's own actions
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions
the people play a much greater role in decoding who the rule are and what decisions are made.
a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal limits on its power and seeks to absorb or eliminate other social institutions that might challenge it. Ex: North Korea
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
economic system in which decisions on production and consumption of goods and services are based on voluntary exchange in markets
a relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, goods, or services
companies that operate across national boundaries: also called transitional corporations
close to being developed but still have a few things holding them back such as poor health education.
One child policy
Act in China that allows people to have only 1 child in the city and 2 children in the countryside.