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Persian empire

Central Asia C 500 B.C.E.


-early empire that spread out from Mesopotamia


-larger than earlier examples


-complex administrative systems to control large area


-facilitated trade across empire

Athenian democracy

594 bce Greece (Athens)


-A political democracy that excluded women slaves and foreigners


-lead to democracy as we know it

Greco Persian wars

Greece 5th century BCE


-series of conflicts between the Persian empire in Greek city states (mostly Athens)


-reinforced Athenean believe in democracy


-Persian= depotisim


-Greece=freedom

Alexander the great

353-323 BCE Greek empire


-ruler of the Greek empire who led the expedition that defeated the Persians and greatly expanded the Greek empire


-created one of the largest empires and was considered by all to have some correlation to Gods

Hellenistic era

323-30 BCE Central Asia


-period of time beginning with Alexander's conquests


-it spread ideas and traditions of Greek culture


-new cities diffuse the culture

Cesar Augustus

27 BCE- 14 CE Rome


-The first emperor of Rome that established peace security and relative prosperity


-ruled over expansion of rome and it's conversion from a republic to imperial government

Pax Romania

First 2 centuries CE Roman Empire


-The Golden age of rome in which the Roman empire reached it's peak authority and maintained peace


-lots of innovation in this time


- culture

Qin Shihuandgi

221-210 BCE China


-established Qin dynasty with first use of word empire


-legalism


-difficult to maintain control when so harsh

Han dynasty

206 BCE- 220 CE China


-first empire in China


-impacted trade and culture


-established political systems that lasted into the 20th century


-comparable to Rome

Germanic speaking peoples

400 - 476 CE Rome


-lived on north frontier of Rome and eventually during the fall of Rome controlled Roman empires,then displaced emperors altogether


-compared to China's struggle with neighbors

Mauryan empire

326-184 BCE India


-early attempt to unify India under the rule of empire


-influence of Greek culture


-demonstrates difficulty of maintaining rule over India

Xiongnu

200 BCE - 500 CE


-Nomadic people with military confederation to the north of China


-China built great wall to keep them out


-responsible for the fall of Han dynasty

Ashoka

R. 268-232 BCE India


-emperor of Mauryan empire who logged his thinking and decisions on rock pillars all over India


-conversion to Buddhism brought state support to the religion

Gupta empire

320-550 CE India


-empire following Mauryan empire


-tried to revive earlier empire


- diversity made it hard to unify


- caste system