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What is the system that believes that a country’s wealth is based on a favorable balance of trade?
What is the name of the conflict that reconfigured the North American colonial landscape in the mid-18th century?
Seven Years War
What is the name of the document that broke the English colonies’ relationship with Great Britain?
Who was the French king who inherited a broke government and paid the ultimate price in 1793?
What was the name of the main political party of the French Revolution?
What was the document produced by the Third Estate when they met on a tennis court in 1789?
Dec. of Rights of Man and Citizens
What was the name for the era of 1793-1794, when the radical Jacobins executed thousands of people on the guillotine?
Reign of terror
Who controlled the radical Jacobins during the Reign of terror?
What was the name for the French colony in the Caribbean that became the site of the most successful slave revolt in world history?
What was the name for the free people of African descent living on the island of Saint Domingue?
gens du couleur
Who led the slave rebels in the Haitian Revolution, only to die in a French prison?
Who was the French king whose rule best exemplified the system of absolutism?
Who ruled England at the time of the founding of its earliest American colony at Virginia?
What movement believed that learning and reason would better society?
Which French philosophe taught about knowledge and reason and was more of a reformer than a revolutionary in his political beliefs?
What was the name for the leading scholars of the Enlightenment in France?
Which 6th century Roman ruler issued the Corpus Juris Civilis around 530 CE?
What was the name for the process of early plant and animal domestication?
Which Egyptian ruler established the cult of the sun disk and married Nefertit?
What early Greek city had a large hilltop palace and is thought to have had a king named Agamemnon?
What legal document set up the idea of an “eye for an eye”?
Where did the French elites meet to discuss Enlightenment ideas?
What was the system of government that placed all of the power in the hands of a single ruler?
Which Russian dynasty lasted from until the early 20th century and included such famous monarchs as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great?
Which Russian ruler traveled to Europe as a young man and brought western European clothing and building styles to Russia?
Which German princess married into the Romanov family, converted to Orthodox Christianity, and became a dominant figure in 18th century politics?
Who were the mercenary soldiers hired by the Russians to help them expand into Siberia?
Which early Russian ruler expanded his kingdom because he wanted to protect and fortify Muscovy and extend the Orthodox faith?
Ivan the terrible
What commodity flowed predominantly from Central and South America to China in the 16th century?
Where was the location of one of the most profitable silver mines in the Americas?
Which Chinese dynasty relied heavily on Spanish silver ships and eventually declined after its last ruler, the Wanli emperor, neglected his duties?
Which Chinese dynasty was founded by the Manchurians and established Confucianism as the state ideology?
Who were the military rulers of early Japan?
Who were the nobility of early Japan?
Who were the elite fighters of early Japan, who shifted their interest to the civil sphere when Japan experienced a longer period of peace in the 17th century?
Which area of Africa provided the majority of the enslaved population brought to the Caribbean and North America?
Whose conversion to Christianity led to its spread in the Eastern Roman Empire in the 4th century CE?
What were the early Indian religious texts that were a collection of rituals passed down for generations?
What was the doctrine that believed the Chinese ruler could be overthrown if he acted unjustly, indicating he had lost God’s favor?
Mandate of heaven
Who ruled Macedonia and began its expansion into the Greek city-states?
Which famous conqueror united much of the settled world by the age of 25?
What is the name for the blend of Greek and Eastern cultures in the areas conquered by Alexander?
What was the name of the journey enslaved Africans took from the African coast to the Americas?
What system involved large-scale production of a single staple crop, often by slave labor?
Which explorer first encountered the Taino Indians after sailing to the West Indies?
Which explorer conquered the Aztecs without permission from the Spanish governor?
What was the capital of the Aztec empire?
What was the name for the Spanish military leaders who overtook some of the ancient Native American empires in the 16th and 17th centuries?
What was the name for the land grants given to Spanish elites in the New World?
Who began the Reformation when he nailed his 95 theses to the door at Wittenberg?
What doctrine stated that the bread and wine served in church becomes the body and blood of Christ?
What was the name for the response of the Catholic church to the Reformation?
Which Muslim Empire reached its height in the 16th century, sweeping across much of Christian Europe?
What military event in 1453 was one of the best early demonstrations of the power of gunpowder weapons?
Siege of Constantinople
Who was the ruler of the Ottoman empire in the 16th century who led the assault on Christian Europe?
Seleiman the Magnificent
What was the name of the Ottoman practice of taking young Christian boys to train them as Muslim soldiers and administrators?
Which of Alexander’s successor-states mostly kept the Persian system of administration in place to keep the peace in their large empire?
Which of Alexander’s successor-states included the famous queen Cleopatra?
Who were the young prisoners of war who trained to become Muslim soldiers and administrators for the Ottomans?
Which Islamic Empire followed the Shiite faith and had greater religious homogeneity than the other Islamic empires?
What was the capital of the Safavid Empire that was set up by Abbas I in the late 16th century?
Who set up the system of land grants called mansabs in the Mughal empire, helping it to expand to its greatest height in the 16th century?
What was the event that devastated much of the known world in the 14th century?
What was the name for the political alliance of Europe that saw Charlemagne crowned in 800 CE?
(Holy roman Empire)
Which Frankish king became emperor of much of Europe in 800 CE?
What was the system by which peasants working on the land owed their labor and their military service to a lord?
What were the Christian campaigns to retake Jerusalem from the Muslims called?
What West African land became powerful for trading gold across the Sahara and had Mansa Musa as one of its most famous rulers?
(Kingdom of Mali)
Which African ruler expanded his empire through military campaigns and took a famous pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324-25?
What is the name for the traditional African religious belief that animals possess spiritual qualities?
What was the most important trading city on the coast of East Africa in the late 13th and early 14th centuries?
Who were the powerful conquerors from the Inner Eurasian steppes who took over much of China and central Asia in the 13th century?
Who was the most famous military leader of the Mongols?
What was the name of the internal improvement developed by Sui China to help develop agricultural commerce?
What was the capital city of the Sui Chinese empire that became a center for religious study, including Buddhism and Confucianism?
Who was the only female ruler in Chinese history?
What was the name of the Arabian city where the Kaaba is kept and where Muhammad was born?
What is the name for the religious faith began by Muhammad and his followers, which spread by creating a religious empire in Arabia?
What is the central religious text of Islam?
What is the name for the month of fasting that is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith?
What is the name of the Islamic system of law that spread through many of the later Islamic empires and regulated nearly every aspect of Muslim life?
Which Islamic dynasty succeeded the Rightly Guided Caliphs and built a capital at Baghdad?
Which religious tradition originated in India and taught about the four noble truths, which could be accomplished by following the eightfold path?
Who were the Buddhist individuals who achieved enlightenment but chose to come back to earth to help others achieve enlightenment?
What was the central religious text of Hinduism, which teaches the importance of putting others’ needs before oneself?
What is the term for political organizations that are held together by attracting people to their common rituals and artistic traditions?
What is the term for the blending of religious beliefs?
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