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What were some Han technologies?

Iron, paper, ceramics, wheelbarrow, crossbow, compass, crop rotation, acupuncture

2

Why was paper important

It allowed people to keep records and laws in order

3

Why was the Silk Road established

For trade

4

What helped make sure that the government positions ensured a stable government

Testing for intelligence

5

What was the major religion practiced in the Han Empire

Buddahism

6

Where was the Kushan empire located

Northwest of India

7

Why were the Kushans considered middlemen?

Because of their location between Rome and China, it was a middle ground for trade between the Romans and the Hans

8

Who was the founder of the Gupta empire

Chandragupta

9

What was included with the golden age of India

A time of peace, prosperity, and advances

10

How did India's social hierarchy work

Caste system- People were born into their groups that determined their occupation and status for life

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What were important trade items within the Gupta empire

Cotton and spices

12

Where did the Mayans exist

Rainforest environment in Yucatan peninsula of Mesoamerica

13

What did the Mayans believe in

Many gods and human sacrifice

14

Why were the Mayans considered a civilization and not an empire

They couldn't expand land, large military didn't exist, weapons and transportation weren't developed because no war, no controlling authority

15

What are some technologies in the Mayan empire

Farming, architecture, weaving, pottery, writing language (glyphs), astronomy, math

16

What are theories of why Mayans empire declined

Overpopulation, exhaustion of land, internal warfare, drought

17

What are some Roman technologies

Concrete, aqueducts, roads, thermal baths, calendars

18

Why did Romans decline

Invasions from the north, taxes, disease from trade, Christian persecution, over-use of land

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What are common reasons for Empires declines

Natural disasters, corruption, rebellion, warfare, disease