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For much of the seventeenth century, a prolonged power struggle between theEnglish king and Parliament meant that the British government paid little attentionto the internal affairs of the colonies. Therefore, elected colonial assemblies,seeing themselves as little parliaments defending “the rights of Englishmen,”vigorously contested the prerogatives of royal governors sent to administer theiraffairs.”44.What is the irony of the history of the Americas?
III. THE STEPPES AND SIBERIA: THE MAKING OF A RUSSIAN EMPIREP. 57345.List some of the motives Russians had for conquering their pastoral neighbors andspreading east across Siberia?
A. EXPERIENCING THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE46.What two things did the Russians demand from their conquered peoples?
47.How did the Russian government encourage conquered peoples to convert toChristianity?
48.Explain what happened to most of the Siberian natives overtime as their territory wasabsorbed into the Russian empire.
49.In what ways did Peter the Great “westernize” Russia?
50.Why does Russia struggle with an identity problem?
51.Why did Russia need a militarized government with a powerful monarchy?
52.How was Russian empire building different from the empire building of Britain andSpain?
IV. ASIAN EMPIRESP. 57753.How were Asian empires during this era different from the empires being built in theAmericas and Russia?54.What dynasty replaced the Ming dynasty in China?Where were its rulers from?
55.In what ways did Qing government officials maintain their distinctiveness from Chinesecultural traditions and in what ways did they give in and adopt Chinese traditions?

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