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Social Studies-Chapter 12 Asian Empires Lesson 1 Empires of Asia

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Agra, India
location of Taj Mahal
Pacific Ocean
Asia's eastern border
Arctic Ocean
Asia's northern border
Indian Ocean
Asia's southern border
Europe, the Black Sea, the Greek islands, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Red Sea
Asia's western border
Gupta dynasty
dynasty that unified northern INdia
Huns and Muslims
people among the invaders who conquered parts of Asia
Babur
Asian leader who seized power in parts of northern India and began the Mogul dynasty
Akbar
greatest Mogul emperor
won the loyalty of his non-Muslim subjects and taxed everyone equal
what Akbar accomplished during his reign
most of the Indian subcontinent
who Akbar brought under hir rule
Agra
Akbar's capital city
generals, governors, administrators, and clerks
what people served as under Akbar
Shah Jahan
Akbar's grandson who built the Taj Mahal
Mumtaz Mahal
Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of
Aurangzeb
grandson of Shah Jahan and was a very harsh ruler in the Mogul empire
forced non-Muslims to pay a special tax and destroyed many Hindu temples
what Aurangzeb did to the people in his empire
rebelled
what the people of the Mogul empire did because of Aurangzeb
Forbidden City
palace complex built for the emperor and his family during the Sui dynasty
hight taxes and forced labor
what caused the collapse of the Sui dynasty
Tang dynasty
dynasty considered the greatest dynasty
Wu Hou
China's first female ruler who ruled the Tang dynasty
strengthened civil service exams, literature and fine arts flourished, and trade expanded and contact with our cultures of Western Asia increased
what happened under Wu hou
poetry
what Wu Hou required for her exams
Song dynasty
dynasty that united warring groups and established a strong central rule
trade provided a large source of income for the empire, the iron plow improved agriculture, and iron was used for armor and construction material
what happened under the Song dynasty
Temujin
another name for Genghis Khan
terror
Genghis Khan's greatest weapon
northern China and Persia, southern China and Burma
areas the MOngol dynasty conquered
Kublai Khan
Genghis Khan's grandson
Mongol dynasty
dynasty ruled by the Khans
first non-Chinese ruler, improvements made in conquered lands, assured that water travel was safe
achievements of the Mongol dynasty
conflict and natural disasters
how the Mongol dynasty came to an end
100 million
amount of people Ming dynasty ruled at its height
strengthened and added onto the Great Wall, built Forbidden City, entered little contact with others, explored
achievements made by Ming dynasty
Beijing
where the Forbidden City was located
Zheng He
Ming dynasty explorer who led expeditions to the west