Empires and Other Political Systems Review Questions for AP World History
By Peggy J. Martin — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Mar 4, 2011
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- did not affect empires that were not based in Europe.
- brought long-term prosperity to Europe.
- encouraged the importation of foreign goods.
- supported free trade.
- sparked further rivalries among European nations.
- In the early eighteenth century, the political system where citizens enjoyed the greatest amount of self-rule was
- the Ottoman Empire.
- Both the Russian Empire and Ming China
- became increasingly more traditional after the expulsion of the Mongols.
- improved the position of women in the period 1450–1750.
- established policies that were a reaction to the Mongol presence in central Asia.
- cooperated with the established religions in their respective countries.
- enjoyed a surge of renewed industrial growth after the collapse of the Mongol Empire.
- A comparison of the reactions of Japan and China to European influence in the period 1450–1750 shows that
- the Chinese persecuted Christian missionaries about the same time that the Japanese gave them some acceptance.
- Japan saw the need for knowledge of Western developments, but China did not.
- both excluded foreigners from trading at their ports.
- European philosophy was accepted, but Western technology was not.
- both tolerated European influence in their culture in order to actively participate in global trade.
- Compared to the Spanish Empire, that of the Portuguese
- developed a more egalitarian society.
- was more global in its extent.
- was less influenced by the Roman Catholic Church.
- developed a better relationship with Indian inhabitants.
- was more strictly controlled by the government in Europe.
- The Mughal Empire
- failed to ease tensions between Hindus and Muslims in India.
- controlled the entire Indian subcontinent.
- terminated in the return of a traditional centralized government to India.
- produced art and architecture that reflected syncretism.
- placed women in a more subordinate position than before Mughal rule.
- The Ottoman Empire
- weakened because its technology fell behind that of Europe.
- unlike the Mughal Empire, was not a gunpowder empire.
- was unsuccessful in controlling European territory.
- reached its height around 1750.
- prohibited the use of forced labor.
- The nation-state
- was embraced by the Ottoman Empire.
- arose in Europe because of its diversity of cultural groups.
- was incompatible with absolute monarchies.
- was not limited to definite borders.
- promoted harmony among Europeans.
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