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Ancient China

Mandate of Heaven The divine right to rule China - believed to be granted by god
Feudalism A system of government based on landowners and tenants - King owned all of the land. Lords were given land as loyal supporters
Warring States 250 years of fighting for power late in the Zhou Dynasty
Confucius Also called Kongfuzi - Lived from 551 - 479 BCE
Civil Servant A person who works for the government
Yin and Yang Two opposing forces of nature, part of Daoism
Qin Shihuangdi First Emperor of China - also called Emperor of Qin, Emperor of the Zhou dynasty
Great Wall of China Built by Emperor of Qin to secure the northern border from invasion
Exile Living away from one's native country
Immortal To be able to live forever
Han Dynasty Lasted 400 years - a time of wealth, peace and success - Emperor Wudi is a key figure
Silk Road A network of trade routes that stretched more than 4000 miles across Asia
Caravan A group of people traveling together
Mirage An image of something that isn't really there, such as water
Export To ship goods outside the country
Import To bring goods into the country
Monopoly The complete control by one group for the production
Physical features An aspect of the land such as mountains, plateaus and rivers
Bureaucracy A system of government in which most decisions are made by the government
Dynasty rulers from the same family
Aristocrat upper class person
Created by: NatalieZannos



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