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what is Bureaucracy?
an organizational model rationale designed to perform complex tasks efficiently
who was Ashoka?
grandson of Chandragupta Maurya; , Third ruler of the Mauryan Empire in India (r. 268-232 B.C.E.). He converted to Buddhism and broadcast his precepts on inscribed stones and pillars, the earliest surviving Indian writing.
what were the Khanates?
four divisions of the Mongol world - Chaghadai, Persia, Kipchak (Golden Horde), and Yuan dynasty in China
Dynasty in China set up by the Mongols under the leadership of Kublai Khan, replaced the Song (1279-1368)
What are the main points of Hinduism?
Caste, Karma and Reincarnation, 3 main gods (vishnu,shiva,brahma)
dynasty often referred to as China's Golden age that reigned during 618 - 907 AD; China expands from Vietnam to Manchuria
Golden Age of India; ruled through central government but allowed village power; restored Hinduism
imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy
nomads who terrorized the border and were defeated by Wudi. Lived in the steppes or grasslands north of China. Were the biggest threat to security.
an ancient nubian kingdom whose rulers contolled egypt between 2000 and 1000 B.C.
(hold on wait a minute, lemme put some kush up in it)
Ritual center used by hunter-gatherers
Oldest known public architecture
Stone have carvings of foxes, lions, scorpions, and vultures
Stone circles appear
River valley civilization
Civilizations that began springing up along rivers around 3500 BCE; started in Middle East
an object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period
Mandate of heaven
a political theory of ancient China in which those in power were given the right to rule from a divine source
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