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What happened during the Golden age

It became the richest most powerful and most advanced country in the world

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Empress Wu

Ruler during campaign in Korea, she held real power and assumed the title herself

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Civil service exams

Used to manage the huge government, had to pass in order to obtain high positions in the government

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Scholar gentry

The few candidates that pass the exam became a part of this group

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How did the Tang Dynasty lose control

They crushed taxes, and the people couldn't afford to help pay for military expenses

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How did the song Dynasty try to keep peace with our neighbors in the north

They paid annual tribute such a silver silk and tea but this failed to stop the threat from them

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How did the agriculture improve at this time

There was advances in farming such as cultivation of rice this made it easier for them to produce more food good for the increasing population

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Advances

Porcelain, mechanical waterclock, printing, paper money

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Chinese trade ventures

Used silk Road but soon had to rely on Ocean trade this caused bustle of trade on the coast

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Social mobility

Easier to move social classes because of the increased population of cities

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Status of women

Their status declined further in this. And their work became less important to the family, they only help with food income by working in the fields

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Mongol influence

Nomadic bands who migrated throughout Central Asia defined land and animals

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Yurts

Mobile houses built of cloth

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Changhis Kong

Master of motivating his people, broke individual tribe loyalties and build a new military

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Mongol warrior

23 horses, traveled 50 to 60 miles a day, masters of short bow

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Cavalry attack

Pretended to retreat to draw opposition followed by heavy cavalry attack

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Military gains

Catapult, gunpowder, cannons, flaming arrows, battering rams

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Mongol rule

Largest continental land empire

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Mongol conquers

China, Russia, Persia

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Mongolian a positive impact

Increased trade, pax Mongolia

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Mongolian negative impact

Between 80 and 150 million deaths from warfare, bubonic plague