Unit 4: Government of Empires
Terms in this set (25)
A system of government in which a few elite citizens have the power.
A system of government in which one person has all the power.
A group of non-elected government workers who carry out rules, laws, and policies to manage people, resources, and territory.
A city along with its surrounding territory that acts as an independent nation.
A system of government in which rule is by the people; the citizens have the power.
A ruler with absolute power.
Managing international relations between two countries, usually by sending ambassadors.
An extensive group of states, countries, and territories that are governed by a single authority.
A system of government in which rule is by a king or queen.
A system of government in which people elect their leaders to represent them.
a series of paths or roads used for the exchange of goods and services across and within regions
believing in more than one god
taking control of a place or people with military force
the right to use power to enforce rules or give orders
someone officially recognized as a full member of a nation or kingdom
systems in which some people are held as property by others and forced to do different types of work
a group of people considered to be the best in a particular society or category, usually because of their power, talent, or wealth
people who buy and sell goods for profit; business people
the dispersion of people beyond their original homeland
the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence based on observation and rational argument
a wooden bar that connects two animals like oxen pulling a plow; the word is also used to represent something that is controlling or oppressive
prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control
a fine, strong, soft, shiny fiber produced by silkworms in making cocoons and collected to make thread and fabric
a strong, hard, magnetic, silvery-gray metal, often used to make tools and weapons
the spreading of culture (ideas, language, beliefs, etc.) from one people to another
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