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What separates China from other civilizations?

Himalayas, Gobi desert, Huang, Tsi and Chang rivers.

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What separated china and India?

The Himalayas

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How long is the Great Wall?

1500-4000 mi

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What direction did the Huang and Chang rivers run?

Huang: West to East
Chang: west to east

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What's a plateau?

Raised area of level land

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WHat is the Deccan and what does it cause?

A dry plateau on the Indian subcontinent that juts out into the Indian Ocean, with level ground nothing feeds into the river causing it to be sparsely populated

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What is a subcontinent?

Large landmass that juts out of a continent

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What're the 3 parts of the Indian subcontinent

1.) Gangetic Plain
2.) Deccan plateau
3.) costal plains

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Why is the Gangetic plain?

South of the Himalayas, fertile region watered by mighty rivers

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What are the 3 rivers that feed the Gangetic Plain?

Indus
Ganges
Brahmaputra

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What are the costal plains?

Highways for trade separated from the Deccan by low lying mountains

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What's a monsoon

Seasonal winds that regularly blow, may cause flooding of drought

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What is the grand canal?

Very 1st canal, connects 2 rivers
Travel transport trade AND communication

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What're the water boundaries of china?

Si, Chang, Huang rivers, china sea, Pacific Ocean

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What was the problem with the Indus River?

Flooded regularly

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What's feudalism?

Power by land ownership; more land more power

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Describe Mohen-Dari and Harappa

Mohenjo-Daro city of the dead
Twin cities
400 mi apart
Duplicate/ identical
Organized
Plumbing systems

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What is loess?

Wind blown sand full o nutrients similar to silt in purpose

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What is the Silk Road?

Trading path; toll road of china