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Persian Empire
Ancient Middle Eastern empire comprising modern day Iran. The Perisan Empire dominated the Middle East from the middle of the 6th century BCE to about the end of the 5th century BCE, Its greatest ruler was Dairus I. Persia was later conquered by Alexander the Great.
Philip II
(1527-1598) King of Spain from 1556 to 1598. Absolute monarch who helped lead the Counter Reformation by persecuting Protestants in his holdings. Also sent the Spanish Armada against England.
Roman Empire
The territories ruled by ancient Rome which at one time encompassed most of the Mediterranean world and parts of France, England, and Germany. The empire lasted from 27 BCE to 395 CE
Seljuk Turks
Dynasty that controlled Turkey during the 11th and 12th centuries. The Seljuk disruption of European travel to the Holy Lands resulted in the Crusades.
socialism
A political system where the means of production are controlled by the workers and all things are shared evenly. Socialist policies provide for government funding of many basic needs such as food, shelter, and medical care
Ten Commandments
The ten laws given to Moses by God, according to the Bible.
United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)
An organization within the United Nations that works to provide food, clothing, and other assistance to children in need around the world. UNICEF was founded in 1946.
Walpole, Robert
(1676-1745) British statesman, and first Prime Minister from 1721 to 1742.
Wilson, Woodrow
(1856-1924) President of the United States during World War I. He was one of the formulators of the Treaty of Versailles. He also proposed a regulating body of nations to avoid future conflicts through diplomacy in his 14 Points Speech.
World Bank Group
A vast financial resource owned and controlled by its membership of over 180 countries. The purpose of the bank, established in 1944, is to provide loans and economic advice to its member countries. In 2001, the bank provided over 17.3 billion dollars in loans to over 100 different developing nations.
World Health Organization (WHO)
An organization attached to the united Nations that is concerned with the health and well being of all people. The organization works in developing nations to curb disease and other health related problems.
absolutism
political system in which the monarch has supreme power and control over the lives of the people in their country.
Age of Exploration
period from 1400 to 1600 during which European monarchs sent explorers to find new trade routes, resources and land in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
animism
traditional African religion: a belief that the spirit dwells in living things and non living things
anti-semitism
prejudice against the jews
Persian Empire
Ancient Middle Eastern empire comprising modern day Iran. The Perisan Empire dominated the Middle East from the middle of the 6th century BCE to about the end of the 5th century BCE, Its greatest ruler was Dairus I. Persia was later conquered by Alexander the Great.
Philip II
(1527-1598) King of Spain from 1556 to 1598. Absolute monarch who helped lead the Counter Reformation by persecuting Protestants in his holdings. Also sent the Spanish Armada against England.
Roman Empire
The territories ruled by ancient Rome which at one time encompassed most of the Mediterranean world and parts of France, England, and Germany. The empire lasted from 27 BCE to 395 CE
Seljuk Turks
Dynasty that controlled Turkey during the 11th and 12th centuries. The Seljuk disruption of European travel to the Holy Lands resulted in the Crusades.
socialism
A political system where the means of production are controlled by the workers and all things are shared evenly. Socialist policies provide for government funding of many basic needs such as food, shelter, and medical care
Ten Commandments
The ten laws given to Moses by God, according to the Bible.
United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)
An organization within the United Nations that works to provide food, clothing, and other assistance to children in need around the world. UNICEF was founded in 1946.
Walpole, Robert
(1676-1745) British statesman, and first Prime Minister from 1721 to 1742.
Wilson, Woodrow
(1856-1924) President of the United States during World War I. He was one of the formulators of the Treaty of Versailles. He also proposed a regulating body of nations to avoid future conflicts through diplomacy in his 14 Points Speech.
World Bank Group
A vast financial resource owned and controlled by its membership of over 180 countries. The purpose of the bank, established in 1944, is to provide loans and economic advice to its member countries. In 2001, the bank provided over 17.3 billion dollars in loans to over 100 different developing nations.
World Health Organization (WHO)
An organization attached to the united Nations that is concerned with the health and well being of all people. The organization works in developing nations to curb disease and other health related problems.
absolutism
political system in which the monarch has supreme power and control over the lives of the people in their country.
Age of Exploration
period from 1400 to 1600 during which European monarchs sent explorers to find new trade routes, resources and land in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
animism
traditional African religion: a belief that the spirit dwells in living things and non living things
anti-semitism
prejudice against the jews