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Nicholas world civ II first test by the one and only shulmonster

Little Ice Age

Ruined crops and, along with the increasing population, added to poverty and starvation

Famine (1315-1322)

Peasants forced to sell land
Increased homelessness and petty crime

Black Death

Symptoms first described in S.W. China- 1331
Rats carried it across trade routes through Caffa

Transmission of Bubonic Plague

Affects rats
Fleas on rats drink blood and can pass it to other rats
Fleas jump & give to humans
Human-to-human transmission by coughing

Primary Stage of Bubonic Plague

Growth the size of a walnut in armpit, groin, or neck
Called the boil, or "bubo"
Could be drained and victim could recover

Secondary Stage of Bubonic Plague

Black spots or blotches caused by bleeding under the skin

Tertiary Stage of Bubonic Plague

Violent coughing and spitting blood
Death in 2 to 3 days
No cure

Medical Responses to the Plague

Popping boil; blood draining; wearing creepy bird masks; sealing houses in which someone has the plague

Cause of Plague

Thought it was bad air quality or poisoning of the wells by the Jews


organized local massacres, especially of the Jews


city between France and Spain that was spared due to its mountainous location

Reactions to Plague

Apathy, despair, lamelessness and hedonism (sensual self-indulgence), guilt, and the flagellants


people who paraded around the empire and whipped themselves for society's sins (believed that plague was wrath of God)

Effects of the Plague

Less people to work --> low supply
Less jobs being done --> high demand
Low supply + high demand --> increased wages
Increased wages --> increased social mobility of the classes

Phillip the Fair

King of France, along with Edward, taxed the clergy to fund war. Didn't like Boniface's threats so he sent 2,000 thugs to beat him up and throw him in jail, where he was starved for 3 days.

Edward II

King of England, along with Phillip, taxed the clergy to fund war

Boniface VIII

Pope, who didn't like the taxing of the clergy and threatened excommunication to the kings and anyone who gave them money. After being beaten up, he was thrown in jail and starved for 3 days. He was let go but died a week later from injuries.

The Unum Sanctum

"The One Holy"
All people must follow the pope to not be sent to Hell


Popes moved court here in 1309

Babylonian Captivity

When the Pope lived in Avignon, France, instead of Rome

Urban VI

After a Pope from Avignon died in Rome, the Romans wanted a Roman Pope, so the cardinals of Rome elected Urban VII, but he was really bad

Clement VII

Because Urban was so bad, the cardinals left rome and deemed the election invalid and elected a Frenchman

Great Schism

The conflict of the two Popes

Council at Constantine

Met because of Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund
Disposed of the now 3 Popes (threefold schism) and elected a new one, Martin V.
Also the council burned this guy alive named John Hus for his beliefs.

Martin V

The new pope at the end of the Great Schism

the Jacquerie

A massive uprising of the lower class prompted in France in 1358, when the French taxation from the Hundred Year's War fell heavily on the poor

What Happened in the Jacquerie

Peasants revolted
Peasants killed nobles, burned castles, raped women, etc
Artisans, small merchants, and parish priests joined peasants
Nobles then killed a ton of "Jacques"

Peasant's Revolt

A massive uprising of the lower class prompted in England in 1381, after the creation of a head tax on all adult males and when the peasants wanted higher wages and less manorial obligations.
Their lords froze wages and bound the workers to their manors as a response

Richard II

This boy king met the leaders of the revolt, tricked them with false promises of freedom and squashed the uprising


The language spoken by the Aztecs

Lake Texcoco

Where the Aztecs first migrated to

Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco

Twin cities built by Aztecs. Said to be the largest in Europe besides Istanbul


An alternative name for "Aztec"

War of the Aztecs

Purpose was to honor gods, gain prestige, and acquire wealth


A young warrior god who took the form of a hummingbird and eventually became the highest diety

Aztec Sacrifice

Necessary for Sun to move across sky
Most victims were captives

Flower Wars

Wars fought by the Aztecs with the sole purpose to gain more sacrificial victims

Constant Warfare of the Aztecs

Necessary for human sacrifice victims
Necessary to acquire warriors for further expansion


Called "Mexico City" by the Spaniards
60,000 households
Population of 250,000
Upperclass practiced polygamy
Surrounded by stone walls
Advanced irrigation system & aqueducts
Giant temple in center

State Terrorism

Method employed by Aztecs to squash rebellions
State makes subjects fear them
Didn't work that well because hate (of your state) is stronger than fear

Moche civilization

Civilization in Peru before Incas
Paved the way
Had irrigation system
Empire was series of small cities- not unified
in 500, suffered several El Ninos which collapsed empire


A family name of an Amerindian group that settled in Peru

The Incan Ruler

Called Inca
Descended from Sun God
Health of state depended on him

Cult of Royal Mummies

The idea that when a ruler of the Incas died, his corpse would still "own" his old land. People were hired to take care of it. Because of this, every new ruler had to find new land to conquer to claim as his own.


Language of the Incas made official to help in unifying the empire, as part of Imperial Unification

Imperial Unification

The unification of an empire through semi-forced assimilation, a method employed by the Incas
Forced state religion


the Incan practice of spreading newly conquered people amongst members of the empire to help assimilate them

Problems with the Incan Empire (physically)

Couldn't expand to rainforest because the Incas were used to fighting in a cleared area; not used to Guerilla warfare
Empire was over-expanded: messengers could take up to 12 days to deliver a message through the empire

Internecine Civil War

War fought between family members, such as brothers Huascar and Atauhualpa


Brother of Atauhualpa.
Wanted to rid empire of the Cult of Royal Mummies to free up land
Nobles didn't like him because they benefited from the Cult of Royal Mummies


Brother of Huascar
Won the Internecine Civil War, but was soon defeated by the Spanish soldiers due to an exhausted empire and inferior military strategy

Inner Party

Creates the policies to run Oceania and occupy a privileged position in society

Room 101

The final destination of tortured political prisoners who refuse to break, and invariably contains the prisoner's worst fear


At the bottom of the socio-economic hierarchy, they perform all the physical labor and menial tasks in Oceania, and live in slums

The Brotherhood

Consists of a revolutionary group led by Emmanual Goldstein and dedicated to the overthrow of the Party, though it might not actually exist

Two-Minute Hate

A period of daily release allows party members to vent anger, frustration, and fear otherwise locked inside themselves at their "enemies", such as Eurasian soldiers or Goldstein

Methods Employed by the Two-Minute Hate

Re-direction of pent-up hate towards a different looking people
Mob behavior

Reasoning behind Perpetual War

Perpetual war uses up surplus -->
no surplus for the proles to get -->
the proles stay poor -->
the proles stay in the lower class -->
the Inner Party stays at the top

The Ministry of Truth

The center of the falsification of records and the rewriting of the past

The Ministry of Love

The center for the torture of criminals caught by the Thought Police

The Ministry of Plenty

The center for calculating just how much output/surplus is needed to keep the proles on the bottom, the Outer Party in the middle, and the Upper class on the top

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