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Mao Zedong -Leader of the Chinese communist party. -led the communists on the Long March and rebuilt the Communist Party and Red Army during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII. -He ordered the Cultural Revolution in 1966
Five Pillars of Islam are the five religious duties expected of every Muslim. They are the 1)testimony of faith, 2)prayer, 3)giving alms (support of the needy), 4)fasting during the month of Ramadan, and 5)the pilgrimage to Mecca once in a lifetime for those who are able.
Crusades series of religious wars fought by knights of Europe to take back Jerusalem from the Muslims
feudalism main institution of the Middle Ages
What were three factors making Italy the birthplace of the Renaissance? 1. Italy’s geographic location. Renaissance characterized by a renewed interest in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome whose ruins it was literally sitting on. 2. The invention of the printing press and the spread of new ideas quickly. 3. an urban society; Italy a collection of city-states with lots of wealth from banking and trade. Promoted the arts.
Iran Hostage Crisis (52 Americans held 444 days) For 444 days 52 American embassy workers were held captive by Iranian revolutionaries. Even triggered an energy crisis by cutting off Iranian oil. The crisis began when revolutionaries stormed the American embassy, demanding that the United States return the shah to Iran for trial. The episode was marked by failed diplomacy & rescue attempts by the Carter Administration.
Pol Pot political leader, established a Communist government who's brutal efforts left 1.5 million people dead
Osama bin Laden leader of al Qaeda destroyed the twin towers in NY
Wealth of Nations written by Adam Smith, argued that free market should be allowed to regulate business activity
Socialism System in which the people as a whole rather than private individuals own all property and operate all businesses
communism A dictatorship theory; invented by Karl Marx; according to Marx, class struggle was inevitable and would lead to the creation of a classless society in which all wealth and property would be owned by the community as a whole
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