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SS vocab 2

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mandate of heaven
god given heavens orders
dynastic cycle
historical pattern of the rise, decline, replacment of dynasties
feudalism
nobles are granted land that belongs to their king in exchange for loyalty, military service and protection
filial piety
respect shown by children for their parents and elders
bureaucracy
system of departments and agencies formed to carry out the work of government
Daoism
philosophy of "go with the flow" and do not change nature
Legalism
philosophy like the Hammurabi code that the political group found
Yin/Yang
chinese thought that two powers that govern the natural rhythms of life
autocracy
ruler has unlimited power and uses it in an arbitrary manner
confucianism
system of philosophical and ethnical teachings founded by Confucius
civil service
employees are hired on the bases of their scores on examinations
monopoly
groups exclusive control over the production and distribution of certain goods
assimilation
adoption at a conquerors culture by a conquered people
silk road
system of ancient caravan routes across central asia along which traders carried silk and other trade goods
patriarchal
father is head of family
matriarchal
mother is head of famil
indo-european
group of semi nomadic people who began to migrate from southern russia to the indian sub continent
steppes
dry, grass covered plains
migration
act of moving from one place to another
aryan
indo-european people who began to migrate into the indian sub continent
vedas
four collections of sacred writings produced by the aryans during an early stage of there settlement in India
brahmin
in aryan society, a member of the social class made up of priests
caste
one of the four classes of people in the social system of the Aryans who settled in India
Mahabharata
a great indian epic poem reflecting the strugges of the Aryans as they moved south of india
Tamil
language of southern india also the people who spoke it