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AP World History

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1. Luther's list of accusations against the Roman Catholic Church - which included the sale of indulgences

2. One of the earliest Christian kingdoms - situated in eastern Anatolia (east of Turkey today) and the western Caucasus and occupied by speakers of the Armenian language. The Ottoman Empire is accused of systematic mass killings of Armenians in the ear

3. A philosophical movement in eighteenth-century Europe that fostered the belief that one could reform society by discovering rational laws that governed social behavior and were just as scientific as the laws of physics.

4. Succeeded the Shang dynasty. Similar to the Shang And Xia dynastic periods in that China was fragmented politically. Yet - despite the lack of true centralization - this was one of the longest Chinese dynasties - lasting about 600 years. It left subs

5. An economic and defensive alliance of the free towns in northern Germany - founded about 1241 and most powerful in the fourteenth century.

6. Term applied to a group of 'developing' or 'underdeveloped' countries who professed nonalignment during the Cold War.

7. War between France and Britain - lasted 116 years - mostly a time of peace - but it was punctuated by times of brutal violence (1337 to 1453)

8. Form of government in which power is centralized into a local city-state.

9. Also known as the Huang-He. The second longest river in China. The majority of ancient Chinese civilizations originated in its valley.

10. Alliance against democracy - supporting communism

11. One of the early proto-Greek peoples from 2600 BCE to 1500 BCE. Inhabitants of the island of Crete. Their site of Knossos is pictured above.

12. A slave soldier of the Ottoman Army

13. Assyrian resurgence that initiated a series of conquests until a combined attack by Medes and Babylon defeated them

14. Post-World War II intellectual movement and cultural attitude focusing on cultural pluralism and release from the confines and ideology of Western high culture.

15. During the Cold War - countries who did not want to support either side sometimes declared themselves to be.

16. Date: Korean War starts

17. Chinese School of Thought that believes the world is always changing and is devoid of absolute morality or meaning. They accept the world as they find it - avoid futile struggles - and deviate as little as possible from 'the way' or 'path' of nature.

18. The formula - brought to China in the 400s or 500s - was first used to make fumigators to keep away insect pests and evil spirits. In later centuries it was used to make explosives and grenades and to propel cannonballs - shot - and bullets.

19. European government policies of the sixteenth - seventeenth - and eighteenth centuries designed to promote overseas trade between a country and its colonies and accumulate precious metals by requiring colonies to trade only with their motherland coun

20. Date: Japanese invasion of Manchuria (Hint: 1__1)

21. in Ancient Rome - a plebian officer elected by plebeians charged to protect their lives and properties - with a right of veto against legislative proposals of the Senate.

22. In Indian tradition - the residue of deeds performed in past and present lives that adheres to a 'spirit' and determines what form it will assume in its next life cycle. Used in India to make people happy with their lot in life.

23. The greatest of the Mughald Emperors. Second half of 1500s. Descendant of Timur. Consolidated power over northern India. Religiously tolerant. Patron of arts - including large mural paintings.

24. Queen of Egypt (1473-1458 B.C.E.). Dispatched a naval expedition down the Red Sea to Punt (possibly Somalia) - the faraway source of myrrh. There is evidence of opposition to a woman as ruler - and after her death her name was frequently expunged.

25. Chancellor of Prussia from 1862 until 1871 - when he became chancellor of Germany. A conservative nationalist - he led Prussia to victory against Austria (1866) and France (1870) and was responsible for the creation of the German Empire

26. Genoese mariner who in the service of Spain led expeditions across the Atlantic - reestablishing contact between the peoples of the Americas and the Old World and opening the way to Spanish conquest and colonization.

27. Islamic society that ruled the area that is currently Iran during 1502-1736

28. A term for the books of the Bible that make up the Hebrew canon.

29. First known kingdom in sub-Saharan West Africa between the sixth and thirteenth centuries C.E.

30. The earliest known Chinese writing is found on these from ritual activity of the Shang period.

31. Chinese dynasty that followed the overthrow of the Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty in China. Among other things - the emperor Yongle sponsored the building of the Forbidden City and the voyages of Zheng He. It was mostly a time of vibrant economic productivity

32. A school of Chinese philosophy that come into prominence during the period of the Warring states and had great influence on the policies of the Qin dynasty. People following this took a pessimistic view of human nature and believed that social harmon

33. French revolutionary group formed mainly by middle classes who opposed more radical

34. Descendants of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle - al-Abbas - they overthrew the Umayyad Caliphate and ruled an Islamic empire from their capital in Baghdad (founded 762) from 750 to 1258.

35. A 184 C.E. peasant revolt against emperor Ling of Han. Led by Daoists who proclaimed that a new era would be3ing with the fall of the Han. Although this specific revolt was suppressed - it triggered a continuous string of additional outbreaks.

36. Date: Decade when Independence in mainland Latin America began (Hint: 1__0s)

37. Policy proclaimed by Vladimir Lenin in 1924 to encourage the revival of the Soviet economy by allowing small private business and farming using markets instead of communist state ownership. His idea was that the Soviet state would just control 'the c

38. Influential book Written by Adolf Hitler describing his life and ideology.

39. The walled section of Beijing where emperors lived between 1121 and 1924. A portion is now a residence for leaders of the People's Republic of China.

40. Continuing the imperial revival started by the Sui Dynasty this dynasty that followed restored the Chinese imperial impulse four centuries after the decline of the Han - extending control along the silk route. Trade flourished and China finally reach

41. Journey to a sacred shrine by Christians seeking to show their piety - fulfill vows - or gain absolution for sins. Other religions also have pilgrimage traditions - such as the Muslim journey to Mecca.

42. Date: Iron Age(Hint: 1_00 BCE)

43. Indian prince who renounced his worldly possessions and founded Buddhism; Buddha

44. Doctrine that states that the right of ruling comes from God and not people's consent

45. Empire in southern China (1127-1279) while the Jin people controlled the north. Distinguished for its advances in technology - medicine - astronomy - and mathematics.

46. Between 334 and 323 B.C.E. he conquered the Persian Empire - reached the Indus Valley - founded many Greek-style cities - and spread Greek culture across the Middle East.

47. Date: Beginnings of Agriculture

48. Economic system with private/ corporate ownership/ competitive market

49. Writers during the Enlightenment and who popularized the new ideas of the time.

50. Date: Battle of Sekigahara - Beginning of Tokugawa (Hint: 1__0)