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Chuck Norris Fact:. “Chuck Norris ordered a Big Mac at Burger King…and got one.”. Thoughts on an Empire. Ride’r til she bucks!. Empires are large and often control territories with different cultures Empires often produce amazing advancements Empires rely on a strong central government

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Chuck Norris Fact:

“Chuck Norris ordered a Big Mac at Burger King…and got one.”

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Thoughts on an Empire

Ride’rtil she bucks!

  • Empires are large and often control territories with different cultures
  • Empires often produce amazing advancements
  • Empires rely on a strong central government
  • Empires are hard to maintain, especially as they grow larger
  • Empires require the citizens to put allegiance above all else, which is very hard to do
eastern empires

Eastern Empires

India & China

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Indian Empires

I’m Awesome! They don’t call me “the Average” for a reason.

  • Aryan Empire
    • The Caste System & Hinduism to India
  • Era ended by Alexander the Great
  • Mauryan Empire
    • Spread Buddhism
    • Improved Roads
    • Built hospitals
    • Encouraged learning
  • Gupta Empire
    • Increased Trade
    • Supported Art & Literature
    • Advances in Math, Science, Astronomy, Medicine
    • Known as the Golden Age of Hindu Culture
  • Era ended by the Huns
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Gifts of the Indian Empires

  • Hindusim
  • Buddhism
  • Concept of Zero
  • Infinity
  • Decimal System
  • Earth was NOT Flat
  • Solar Year
  • Setting Bones
  • Skin Grafts
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Hinduism

  • Provides a roadmap for life
    • Upanishads & Bhagavad-Gita
  • Religion that combines polytheism and monotheism
  • Belief in reincarnation
    • Karma
  • Both the Ganges River & Cows are sacred

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Buddhism

I’m Huge!

  • Religion based on the life of Siddhartha Gautama
  • Belief in self-denial, meditation & reincarnation
  • No single supreme being or holy book
  • Buddhists follow the Four Noble Truths & the Eightfold Path
  • Buddhists are in search of Nirvana
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Chinese Dynasties

  • Shang
    • First Dynasty, establishes tradition
  • Zhou
    • Establishes Feudalism
    • Builds Empire
    • Confucius & Lao-Tzu
  • Qin
    • First Emperor of China
    • Built Roads & Canals
    • Uniform Systems – Weights & Measures
    • Great Wall of China
    • Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Han
    • Invented Paper
    • Civil Service Exams
    • Creation of the Silk Roads
    • Confucianism Grows
    • Women take a lesser role
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Confucius

& Other Philosophies

Its all about respect!

  • Confucius lived during the end of the Zhou Dynasty
    • Wrote about relationships & social order
    • Ideas were the basis for many aspects of Chinese culture
  • Lao-Tsu wrote about Daoism and the natural order of life, using nature as an example
  • Yin-Yang helped to explain the natural order of Life
  • Buddhism entered Chinese culture and became very popular