Flashcards in Vocabulary 12-5-16 Deck (50):
relating to phillipine
Myanmar, Rangoon is Yangon, Prome is Pyay and Pegu is Bago
southeast Asian country on the South China Sea
arranged a settlement which brought about an end to the First Indochina War
one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War
the capital of the People's Republic of China
Treaty of Nanjink
was a peace treaty which ended the First Opium War (1839–42) between the United Kingdom and the Qing dynasty of China on 29 August 1842.
Its capital and largest city is Taipei
a female emperor
The dowager empress of China
Self Strengthening Movement
was a period of institutional reforms initiated in China during the late Qing dynasty following a series of military defeats and concessions to foreign powers
immediate vassal of the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
a white vitrified translucent ceramic; china
a Chinese secret organization called the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists led an uprising in northern China against the spread of Western and Japanese influence there.
was the last feudal Japanese military government, which existed between 1603 and 1867.
Commodore Matthew Perry
was a Commodore of the United States Navy and commanded a number of ships. He served in several wars, most notably in the Mexican–American War and the War of 1812.
was a chain of events that restored practical imperial rule to Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji.
the place or building in which a consul's duties are carried out.
the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet ( Η, η), transliterated as ‘e’ or ‘ē
a member of a people inhabiting the district of Benin in Nigeria.
The Hermit Kingdom
a term applied to any country, organization or society which willfully walls itself off, either metaphorically or physically, from the rest of the world.
the process or fact of isolating or being isolated
a body of knowledge developed by Japan through its contacts with the Dutch
discard or abandon unceremoniously
a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.
second Emperor of the Ch'ing dynasty, who ruled during the years 1661- 1722
the branch of knowledge that deals with the structure, historical development, and relationships of a language or languages.
the state of being exempted from the jurisdiction of local law,
a term applied to any of a series of treaties signed with Western powers during the 19th and early 20th centuries by Qing dynasty China and late Tokugawa Japan
the longest river of Asia
was a preeminent daimyo, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier".
was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate,
Treaty of Kanagawe
opened Japan to trade with the United States, and thus the West.
Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.
a development of abstract art that originated in New York in the 1940s and 1950s and aimed at subjective emotional expression with particular emphasis on the creative spontaneous act (e.g., action painting). Leading figures were Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.
political group that ruled Germany between 1933 and 1945.
the imparting or exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people.
New Economic Policy
economic policy of Soviet Russia proposed by Vladimir Lenin, who described it as a progression towards "state capitalism" within the workers' state of the USSR.
a jointly operated amalgamation of several small farms, especially one owned by the government.
rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release.
favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.
An elite corps of combat troops formed originally within the German Nazi party as a bodyguard for Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders and led by Heinrich Himmler.
a police force working in secret against a government's political opponents.
The Spanish Civil War
A war fought in the late 1930s in Spain. On one side were the Loyalists, Spaniards loyal to a recently elected government in the form of a republic; on the other side were fascists (see fascism), led by General Francisco Franco.
an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
the mass expulsion or killing of members of an unwanted ethnic or religious group in a society.
a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan currently waging war
circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere