I agree with the top 10 picks Trevor
1. $*Aztecs After the Toltec Empire was destroyed, the Aztecs took control and
established an early American empire characterized by sacrificial beliefs, intensive
agricultural production, and tribute systems, in the new capital of Tenochtitlan in
2. $*Incas a group in the Americas that built another strong American empire that
focused on integrating their empire as a single unit and creating extensive road
systems as well as terraced farming on the steep mountains of Peru. They divided into
4 provinces ruled by a governor, then into smaller regions led by local leaders
(curacas) and established Cuzco as the Empire’s capital.
3. split inheritance An Incan practice where the political power of a ruler was passed on
to his successor, whereas his material possessions remained in the hands of his male
4. Chinampas Aztec system of irrigation of using beds of aquatic weeds, mud and earth
to grow plants in and around the lake near Tenochtitlan.
5. mita Inca system of communities taking turns working on state and church lands and
sometimes on building projects or in mining in order for the Inca people to maintain
6. $Grand Canal Built by Yangdi and designed to link the original centers of Chinese
civilization in north China with the Yangtze river basin. Promoted trade between these
7. $*Neo Confucianism revival of Confucian teachings. brought back exam systems,
and social hierarchy relations involved with Confucianism.
8. Li Yuan the Duke of Tang, took over after Yangdi and founded the Tang dynasty.
9. Zhou Kuangyin general tha started Song Dynasty, renamed emperor Taizu.
continued Confucian ideas and exam systems.
10. *Emperor Wuzong the Emperor of Tang Dynasty after Empress Wu (who tried to
elevate Buddhism to state religion). Along with the Confucians and Daoists, Wuzong
opposed Buddhism and he destroyed their shrines and monasteries
11. Taika reforms Aimed to completely revamp the imperial administration along Chinese
lines, new chinese characters in language (written), in Japan
12. bushi (Warrior leaders) administered law, supervised public works projects, and
collected revenue from peasants [Mainly for themselves].
13. Shoguns Different feudalistic factions that were had many rival Shoguns and fought a
long civil war of the rule of Japan for many long years.These leaders had the most
power in the majority of Fuedal Japan.
14. $*sinification The mass adoption of Chinese culture in other places such as Korea
and Japan and Vietnam(Ex. Chinese Buddhism and Education).
15. $*japanese feudalism Like the early European feudalism, Japanese had a system of
military estates with their own economy and rules. Samurai were loyal warlords who
watched over and protected the estates. They pledged war support and would join with
other Samurai’s in time of great need. In return for support, peasants paid “taxes” back
to the lord of the estate (The bushi or Daimyo). Daimyo Like a Bushi lord. the
Shoguns would act as the most central ruler of their dominion.
16. $*Khanates The 4 Mongol kingdoms that were ruled by Chinggis Khan’s sons. They
included the Golden Horde in western asia and east europe, the great khanate which
became the Yuan Dynasty in China, the il khanate in Persia and the middle east, and
the Chagati khanate in central asia
17. $*Chinggis KhanThe head of the nomadic Mongol Empire, or Khagan, who lead the
mongolian conquest across Asia and the Silk Road and established Karakorum as the
18. white lotus society Secret religious sects, sought to overthrow the mongol dynasty
that ruled china, leader claimed they had magical power to heal their followers and
encouraged peasant resistance against the mongols.