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History Vocab Unit 3

TermDefinition
caste system Hindus categories:Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and the Shudras
Bureaucracy the laws are made by certain government officials rather than elected representatives
Autocratic- a ruler with absolute power
diffusion spreading something
Empire states under one ruler(emperor or empress)
filial piety virtue of respect for one’s parents, elders, and ancestors
Mandate of Heaven a blessing in which a ruler is allowed to rule
Patriarchal relating to or characteristic of system of society or government controlled by men
dynastic cycle- political theory that every dynasty goes through culture cycle
Dynasty a line of hereditary rulers of a country
tyrant a cruel and oppressive ruler
Oligarchy a small group of people having control of a country
democracy a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
Patricians an aristocrat or nobleman
Plebeians a commoner in ancient Rome
latifundia a large land area in ancient Rome that was worked by slaves
City-state a city that with its surrounding territory forms an independent state
Plague a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium
Republic supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, which are elected (president)
caste system Hindus categories:Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and the Shudras
Bureaucracy the laws are made by certain government officials rather than elected representatives
Autocratic a ruler with absolute power
diffusion spreading something
Empire states under one ruler(emperor or empress)
filial piety virtue of respect for one’s parents, elders, and ancestors
Mandate of Heaven a blessing in which a ruler is allowed to rule
Patriarchal relating to or characteristic of system of society or government controlled by men
dynastic cycle political theory that every dynasty goes through culture cycle
Dynasty a line of hereditary rulers of a country
tyrant a cruel and oppressive ruler
Oligarchy a small group of people having control of a country
democracy a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
Patricians an aristocrat or nobleman
Plebeians a commoner in ancient Rome
latifundia a large land area in ancient Rome that was worked by slaves
City-state a city that with its surrounding territory forms an independent state
Plague a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium
Republic supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, which are elected (president)
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