Political • Vietnam was continually pressured by China to be a part of China • 111 B.C. Conquered by China • the Vietnamese were despised by the Chinese cause they would not accept the Chinese culture, but eventually overthrew China • rituals of the Chinese were accepted and the Vietnamese became a mirror of the Chinese government
Economic • based on agriculture and there was very little trade
Academic • writing was not common but buddhism was practiced along with hinduism.
Political • they were located along the Salween and Irrawaddy rivers • there military was mainly for defense • in the 11th century Burma became the state of pagan until it was conquered within 100 years of its beginning
Economic • they were very good with sea trade • was a trade stop
Academic • this was a buddhist learning ground
- Organized loosely into clans.
- Divided empire ruled by Khans many sons.
- The Mongols adapted to the Chinese political system and made use of Chinese bureaucrats.
- Brought much of the Eurasian landmass to their control creating the largest land empire in history.
- Culturally, they became separate from China and made their own classes and laws.
- They were stable and prosperous due to landmass and trade, along the Silk Road.
- The mongols eventually fell due to corruption and instability.
- Inventions such as gun power and the fire-lance were introduced.
- Japan is marked by power struggles between rulers and independent families.
- Emperors rule but the actual power is in the hands of the clans.
- Powerful aristocracats took control over large territories after the Onin War.
- Japan is a vast chain of many islands.
- They were a farming society.
- Trade and manufacturing were slow to develop.
- They taught military servants known as Samuri to serve and protect.
- Manufactured paper for trade.