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THIS OR THAT? 1. Tang Dynasty (This one) Abbasids - Local nobles and religious officials were able to contain lots of power, this allowed them to keep from overcentralization - The Tang Empire was able to spread beliefs such as Buddhism and Confucianism through the expansion of their empire - The Tang used armor, crossbows, stirrups, and horseback riding in theri military as they combined theri technology with other regions such as China and other parts of Asia - The Tang had strong cavalry, better than the Abbasids - The Tang were very active in trade along the SIlk Road - aspects such as religion and culture - Even after the Tang fell, their culture was still relevant, and the Tang still lived on through in the next dynasty - Tang expansion led to the influence of India, and therefore it spread religions such as Buddhism to China - Tang’s expansion led to their empire to become very diverse in many - The Abbasids are sometimes referred to as the golden age, signify their wealth and power - The Abbasid dynasty’s main religion was Islam - As many started to convert to Islam, the Abbasid empire started to decline - The empire became too large for the government to handle, and eventually it broke down - Caravans traveled only 20 miles (32 kilometers) a day, and the couriers of the caliphal post system usually did not exceed 100 miles (160 kilometers) a day, wasn’ enough trade in this empire as time went on - Religious and theology law was actually used in court - News of frontier revolts took weeks to reach Baghdad. Military responses might take months. - Many administrators struggled to centralize tax payments produce was often used instead of real money, this led to the government declining in wealth - Rude mountain warriors from the province of Daylam in northern Iran attacked this empire, and they fell due to it - The religious centrality in Mecca actually increased after the fall of the Abbasids, and it worked well for Mecca and areas around it because Mecca was a very large and popular trading city. 2. Vikings or Muhammad Muhammad is more important than the Vikings because Muhammad was able to spread islam to many region and create many followers that followed his religion of Islam, and led many people to convert. Muhammad claimed that he was a messenger of God and that he was the final prophet, many people found it easy to accept this religion, and so thousands of followers were converted to Islam. Muhammad was even able to continue his teachings after his death,
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this was through his caliphates that took his word and spread it. The Vikings aren't as important
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