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the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
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Religon
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
Deity
a god or goddess
Polytheistic
the belief in and worship of MORE THAN ONE god
Monotheistic
the belief in and worship of ONE god
Hinduism
A religion native to India, featuring belief in many gods and reincarnation
Buddhism
the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth (a religion based on buddha teachings)
Shintoism
Religion located in Japan and related to Buddhism. Shintoism focuses particularly on nature and ancestor worship. ¨the way of kami¨
Taoism/Daoism
an ancient Chinese philosophy or religion focused on individual morality, self-restraint, harmony with nature, and humility
Confucianism
a system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius and developed by Mencius.
Dynasty
a line of hereditary rulers of a country or empire
Shogun
a hereditary commander-in-chief in feudal Japan
Samurai
a member of a powerful military caste in feudal Japan (highly trained Japanese warriors)
Feudalism
A system of government based on landowners and tenants
Kamikaze (World War ll)
a Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target.
The silk road
An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea, linking China with the Roman Empire. Marco Polo followed the route on his journey to Cathay. (Traded goods and helped to spread culture)
bushido
the code of honor and morals developed by the Japanese samurai.
empire
an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress.
conscription
compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces.
Vietcong
A group of Communist guerrillas who, with the help of North Vietnam, fought against the South Vietnamese government in the Vietnam War.
Sikhism
a monotheistic religion founded in Punjab in the 15th century by Guru Nanak combining elements of Hinduism and Islam
monsoon
a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation (Rainy, wet season)
caste system
a form of social status in which people's statuses are lifelong conditions determined by birth
Domino Theory
The Cold War belief that if one nation comes under communist control its neighboring nations would also fall to communism.
cold war
a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular. (March 12, 1947- December 26, 1991 ... around 45 years)
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