The Battle of Tours 732
[Archivo Iconografico, S.A./Corbis]
The Battle of Tours took place on October 25, 732. Charles Martel, the mayor of
the palace, led Frankish forces against Muslim armies in attempt to slow their advance.
His victory is often consid
Global Studies Honors
8 December 2008
Persuasive Essay: Pakistans Involvement in Mumbai
Dear Mr. President Elect:
The recent attacks in Mumbai have caused much tension in the already strenuous
relationship between India and Pa
1. Researching and Mapping the People of the Middle East
C) Some binding characteristics of the Middle East region include: the dominance of the
religion of Islam, the major presence of the language Arabic, and the common climate the
nations of this regio
5. Daoism and Other Indigenous Aspects of Chinese Civilization
A. Daoism or Taoism suggests that people should live by not acting at all. Unlike
Confucianism, Taoism teaches people to achieve harmony by letting nature do its
part, in cont
3. Confucianism and Chinese Society
A. Why has the family been of traditional importance in China?
The family has been of traditional importance in China because the family acted as a
symbol of social order. In China, famil
Chinese Revolution Skit
Introduction: 1949 China. The Chinese Civil War was finally coming to an end. The
remnants of the Nationalist regime were being sought out and killed. Communism had
spread like a plague through China. None dared to oppose the might
Final Review Sheet
Middle East and Afghanistan
1. Identify the major languages spoken in the Middle East and the regions in which they are spoken.
Arabic is most widely spoken, an example of countries are Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Libya, Algeria.
6. The U.S. and Cuba
A) Many may have thought the U.S. to be an imperialistic nation because the U.S. was
quick to take control of Cubas government. After the Spanish-American War, the U.S.
took much of the land that is now known as the w
A) China ruled Vietnam from 39 B.C. to 939 A.D. Their reign spanned approximately
1000 years. China brought Mahayana Buddhism to the people of Vietnam.
B) In 1884, the French took control of Vietnam. The emperor of Vietnam agre
8. The Ming and Qing dynasties and the End of Imperial China (continued)
E. Kanxgxi ruled from 1661 to 1722. He was a strong leader who tolerated Christians.
Kanxgxi pacified the frontiers of China by force. Qian Long ruled from 1736 to 1
8. The Ming and Qing dynasties and the End of Imperial China
A. The Ming came to rule China around 1369, after the fall of the Mongol empire.
B. Some early achievements of the Ming dynasty included: the abolishment of slavery,
8. The Ming, Qing, and the End of Imperial China (continued)
K. The Opium Wars were considered a turning point in the relationship of the East-West
because the result of the Opium Wars definitely displayed the Wests superiority to the
7. The Mongols in World History
A. The Mongol Empire reached its height in 1279. The Mongol Empire lasted from 12061368 and it ruled over China, Persia, Vietnam, Russia, and parts of Europe.
A steppe is a landmass.
- Genghis Khan was
2. War with Japan, the Chinese Civil War, and Liberation
A. It was hard for Private Joe Wendt to go to Shanghai because there was poverty
everywhere in China, in comparison to the United States, and all of China was in ruin.
B. WWII was d
1. The Nationalists and the Communists
A. The Manchu dynasty fell due to economic problems, the foreign presence in China,
and the number of rebellions that took place, specifically the Nationalist Rebellion.
B. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen was a youn
Global Studies Honors
25 March 2009
Was the U.S effort to transform Iraq into a democracy in the best interest of the
The war in Iraq has been under much scrutiny in the past years. The war in Iraq
began on March 20,
2. The Unification of China
A. The Shang dynasty lasted from 1750 B.C. to 1122 B.C. The Shang dynasty was
characterized by its farming, the aristocracy, and hunger for war. The use of oracle bones
were common in the dynasty. Priests scrat