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SOL - Maps 1500 - mac 1

empires and states in 1500
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Aztec Empire
# 14 lead by emperor Montezuma, the _____ dominated central Mexico until Cortes and the Spanish conquistadors took over
Songhai
# 12 West African empire that conquered Mali and controlled trade from the 1400s to 1591.
Mayans
#15 Mesoamerican civilization of Central America and southern Mexico. Achievements include mathematics, architecture, and a 365 day a year calendar
Tenochtitlan
K - capital city of the Aztec empire,located where Mexico city stands now
Inca
# 13 located in Andes Mts. of South America
capital of Cuzco strong central government with a king as ruler advanced system of highways (roads and bridges)
Mughal Empire
#10 - The Taj Mahal was built under Shah Jahan, who brought this empire to the brink of bankruptcy.
Moscow
D - capital of Russia
Timbuktu
M - a city in central Mali near the Niger river
Ottoman Empire
#7 - Muslim empire based in Turkey that lasted from the 1300's to 1922., Called "the sick man of Europe"
Cuzco
J - capital city of the Incan Empire, Located in present-day Peru
France
#2 - home of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Baron de Montesquieu, a republic in western Europe
Balkans
peninsular region of southeastern Europe that became known as the "powder keg" (#7 in Europe)
Florence
F - Italy's leading cultural center during Renaissance; important for trade and commerce; dominated by the Medici's
Portugal
#4 - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula
Rome
C - capital and largest city of Italy
Istanbul
E - capital of the Ottoman Empire; named this after 1453 and the sack of Constantinople.
Tehran
L - the capital and largest city of Iran; Conference held in Iran. First "Big Three" conference (FDR, Churchill, Stalin) - agreed to coordinate actions in WWII.
Baghdad
B - Capital city of Iraq. As heart of the Arab Empire, it was second only to Constantinople in terms of size and grandeur in 1000 C.E.
Safavid Empire (Persia)
#8 - Shi'ite Muslim dynasty that ruled in Persia between the 16th and 18th centuries
Japan
#11 - "Land of the Rising Sun", chain of islands that stretches north to south in the northern Pacific Ocean