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Leader = Shah

Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his wife Mumtatz who died giving birth to their 14th child.

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Mughal Empire Continued

Mughal Empire Continued

The religion of Mughals was Islam.

In 1707, the empire started a slow and steady decline in actual power, although it maintained all the trappings of power in the Indian subcontinent for another 150 years. In 1739 it was defeated by an army from Persia led by Nadir Shah. In 1756 an army of Ahmad Shah looted Delhi again.

Akbar, grandson of Babur and ruled at age 13.

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Tomb built by Shah Jahan 20 years to build and 20,000 men Bankrupted treasury and empire downfall

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China

China

Emerging Empire

Flowering of Chinese Culture

China and the Larger World

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Trade route

Trade route

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China

China

Confucianism: humanity, learning, family, peace and justice - Confucious

Buddhism: enlightenment through right conduct, wisdom and mediation releases one from desires and suffering

Daoism: simple honest life

Founded by Laozi

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Diamond Sutra

Diamond Sutra

The oldest printed book in the world about Chinese Buddhism. It folds out like an accordion.

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Invention: Printing

Invention: Printing

Wood block printing – carved characters which could be stamped speeding up the process of printing

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Invention: Gun powder

Invention: Gun powder

Gun powder used for fireworks

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Invention: Cash-Coin

Invention: Cash-Coin

Square holes and strung together 1000 at a time on a red thread

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Junk

Junk

500 men in the flat bottom 3 times larger than anything in Europe

Real Junk in Vietnam

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Great Wall

Great Wall

4,000 miles long Worlds longest cemetery Visible from the moon

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Japan

Japan

Land of the Rising Sun

A Developing National Culture

Power of the Shoguns

Japan: Unified Yet Isolated

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