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WH- Unit 2 Review

Eastern Classical (Persia, China, India, and Isreal)

TermDefinition
Vedas FOUR collections of sacred writings produced by the Aryans during their settlement in India
Castes One of the four classes of people (priests, warriors, peasants, and non-Aryan laborers or craftsmen) in the social system of the Aryans who settled in INDIA.
Hinduism Religion in INDIA thst believes in many Gods and Goddesses, reincarnation, and that a person's behavior in life determines his or her form/caste in the next life.
Buddhism A religion based on the idea of self-denial taught by Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha). Buddhists try to follow the four noble truths and the eight fold path.
Monotheism The belief in ONE God.
Ten Commandments A series of laws in the Jewish religion that prohibited stealing, murder, and other forms of immoral behavior.
Judaism A religion of the Hebrews that began in ISREAL and was led by Moses it is based on the concpets of monotheism, and following a moral code of conduct known as the Ten Commanments.
Tribute Peace money paid by a weaker nation to a stronger nation
Satrap A governor of a province who ruled locally in the Persian Empire
Confucianism Belief system established by Confucious, emphasizing traditional values such as obediance and order
Filial Piety A respect shown by children and the younger members of society for their parents and elders
Bureaucracy A system of departments and agencies formed to carry out the work or government
Daoism A PHILOSOPHY based on the ideas of Chinese thinker Laozi, who taught that people should be guided by a social order.
Legalism A Chinese philosophy based on the idea that a highly efficient and powerful government is the key to a social order!
Autocracy A government in which the ruler had UNLIMITED power and uses it in arbitrary manner
Patriarchal A social system in which a father is the complete head of the family and household
Silk Roads A system of ancient caravan routes across central Asia, along ehich traders carried silk and other expensive goods
Centralized Government When power is concentrated in a central government authority which local governments are subject to follow
Civil Service The administrative departments of a government, especially those in which employees are hired on the basis of their scores on examinations.
Assimilation The policy when a conquering nation forces or encourages the conquered people to adopt its culture, customs, and institutions.
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