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power to govern
it is the ability to make, enforce, and interpret laws
civil power
it is the rights we have as an individual like life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
authoritarian
it is one person who has the power to govern
totalitarian
it is a person who is an authoritarian but takes away people's civil power
primogeniture
it is the passage of power from oldest son to oldest son
dynasty
it is a ruling family
aristocracy
it is an upper class society based on birth
arable
it is land that is able to produce crops
divination
it is any attempt to discover god's will by observing nature
economics
it is allocation of scarce resources
empire
it is where one people group goes and captures other people that are not their own
mummification
it is the preservation of the body
naval stores
it is the sticky gum that the Phoenicians used to cover their boat so it wont fall
polytheism
it is the belief in many gods
regent
it is a person who rules in the name of a ruler who is too young
seige
it is a type of warfare in which an army surrounds a city and makes them starve
fasting
it is the self-denial of food for personal and spiritual improvement
heresy
it is the treason against god
indulgence
it is the sale of the pardon of the penalty of an unconfessed sin
monasticism
it is the with drawl from the church for personal, and spiritual improvement
holding action
it is a type of battle where the goal is to make the enemy slow down
monarchy
it is a form of government where it is ruled by a king or a queen
omen
it is an event believed to be a sign from god
ultimatum
it is a threat backed up by a consequence
polis
it is a greek city-state
tragedy
it is a type of play in which the hero struggles with fate and loses
tyranny
it is a form of government in which the leader comes to power in an illegal way
republic
it is a form of government in which the leaders are elected. This was the kind of government Rome had after monarchy
debt
it is the cause of borrowing money and not being able to pay it back
inflation
it is when the price of goods goes up with the same quality
feudalism
it is a political structure arising in europe after the fall of Rome for the reason of providing security
islam
it is the submission to God
democracy
it is the form of government in which all citizens have a say in making, enforcing, and interpreting laws
philosophy
it is a basis of truth
philosopher
they are people who taught only what they knew to be true