Ap World Spring Break Essay

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Spring Break Work

Ch. 13 Section 1
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Sui Wendi: First emperor of the Sui dynasty centralized government, restored order, created a new legal code, reformed Bureaucracy
Tang Taizong: The founder of the Tang Dynasty, he expanded China to include all that the Han had had and more.
Wu Zhao: The only woman to ever declare herself empress, she was a member of the Tang Dynasty.
Grand Canal: The 1,100-mile waterway linking the Yellow and the Yangzi Rivers. It was begun in the Han period and completed during the Sui Empire.
Zhao Kuangyin: Founder of Song dynasty; originally a general following fall of Tang; took title of Taizu; failed to overcome northern Liao dynasty that remained independent.
Li Bo: Most famous poet of the Tang era;
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Goal was to spread trade and collect tribute from lesser powers across the western seas.
2) The Mongols were successful warriors because Genghiz Khan imposed strict military discipline and demanded absolute loyalty.
3) he Mongol conquests promoted trade and cultural exchange by controlling the Silk Road. Also Cultural exchanged increased as food, tools, inventions, and ideas spread along the trade routes.
4) The Ming emperor banned the building of sea going ships because the fleets were costly and didn't produce any profits.

Ch 13 Sec 3
1)
Shilla: early Korean Kingdom that united the Korean peninsula with Tang impress Wu Zhao's help and became the first dynasty
Koryo: Korean kingdom founded in 918 and destroyed by a Mongol invasion in 1259.
Choson: Earliest Korean kingdom; conquered by Han emperor in 109 b.c.e.
Yi Song-gye: a powerful Korean general who established the Choson Kingdom. He established the Ti dynasty that was based on Confucianism and prospered and produced many cultural achievements, including the creation of a Korean alphabet.
Sejong: Korean King who decided to replace the Chinese system of writing. He had experts develop hangul, an alphabet using symbols to represent sounds of spoken Korea. hangul: an alphabet using symbols to represent the sounds of spoken Korean
3) The geography of Korea kept it isolated from other

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