Global History & Geography for 14-15 Yr olds USA) (Thomas Caswell)
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Thomas describes this database: "This 800+ term glossary is based on the New York State curriculum for 9th and 10th grade social studies. Called "Global History and Geography," this curriculum culminates in a high-stakes Regents examination that all students must pass in order to graduate and earn a high school diploma."
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(1865-1936) British writer and poet. His poem The White Mans Burden became a popular justification for European imperialism.
(1843-1910) German physician who, in the 1880s, discovered that bacteria caused tuberculosis.
Kong Fu Zi
The term given to process in which cultural diffusion occurred between China and Japan though Korean contact with both civilizations.
On November 9th, 1938, Nazis in German looted, and burned Jewish stores and Synagogues, often beating Jews in the street. Over 90 Jews were killed during Kristallnacht. Also called Night of Broken Glass.
(1215-1294) Grandson of Genghis Khan and founder of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty in China.
Nationalist Party in China led by Jiang Jieshi, which began a war against the Communist Party led by Mao Zedong. Both fought for control of China, with Mao and the Communists ultimately winning in 1949.
Ethnic group that lives in parts of Iraq and Turkey. They often suffer persecution in both countries, and are currently under the protection of the United Nations in Iraq.