Ancient China and India

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ethnocentrism

belief your culture is superior to others

feudalism

a land holding system giving loyalty and service in return

mandate of heaven

belief the heavens supported or denied the right to rule

civil service exam

a test given to determine if a person qualified for a government job

Legalism

philosophy stressing punishment and strict control

Daoism

philosophy based on nature and limited government

Confucianism

based on order, rule by example, filial piety

filial piety

respect for your elders in Confucianism

Qin

only dynasty to use Legalism to rule

dharma

one's duty in Hinduism

karma

one's actions in Hinduism

caste system

social groups based on birth in Hinduism

polytheism

the belief in many gods

Four Noble Truths

Buddhist statement that desire caused suffering

Eightfold Path

Buddhists follow this to eliminate desire

Nirvana

ending the cycle of reincarnation

reincarnation

belief the soul is reborn when a person dies

Vedas and Bhagavad-Gita

Hindu sacred texts

Siddhartha Gautama

founder of Buddhism

Asoka

Mauryan emperor who issued the edicts

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