Great Northern War

Between what dates was the Great Northern War? 1700-1725 What were the main reasons for the Great Northern War? -Strength of the Ottomans – Lack of allies against the Ottomans – New alliances against Sweden – Economic incentives -Revenge -Resentment against Charles Why were the Ottomans too strong for Peter? Read more…

Russia and the Cold War

Cold War Conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union dating from the late 1940s to the late 1980s, when the two super-powers competed for world influence without declared military action at each other nuclear war weapon whose destructive power comes from an uncontrolled nuclear reaction deterrence maintenance of Read more…

Chapter 27 AP euro flashcards

Three Emperors’ League first step of system of alliances, conservative, linked the monarchs of Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia in alliance against radical movements Constituent Assembly Bolsheviks promised this freely elected assembly to draw up a new constitution Triple Entente Great Britain, France, and Russia Cheka reestablished old tsarist secret police Read more…

Chapters 10 & 11 WH

Byzantine The Eastern Roman Empire lived out in the_____empire, which was centered around Constantinople. Justinian Code The name of the Byzantine law that preserved Roman history. Mosaics One of the great artistic achievements of Justinian’s rule was the development of the ______. Boyars The council of nobles that advised princes Read more…

Byzantine Empire & Kievan Rus

What was the Byzantine Empire? The remnants of the Roman Empire (Eastern Roman Empire) Who established the Eastern capital Constantinople? Constantine Why did the Byzantine Empire survive and not the Western Roman Empire? -Higher level of civilization (Hellenistic influence) -Fewer nomadic invasions (geography) -Prosperous commerce -Stronger military The Byzantines called Read more…

Chapter 7: Kievan Rus

3 Slavic Language Groups 500 BCE East West South East Slavic Evolved into Ukrainian and Russian West Slavic Evolved into Polish, Slovak, & Czech South Slavic Evolved into Serbian, Croatian, & Slovenian Vikings Made contact with East Slvaic peoples -Moved S & E along rivers -Took control/ruled Eastern Slavs Rus Read more…

Kievan Rus

How did the Kievan Rus come to be? How did control of Kiev allow the Viking leader Oleg to gain more power? *Slavs invite Vikings to take over & protect them b/c Slavs are not war-like *Vikings territory center around Kiev *use water trade route beside Kiev to spread leadership Read more…

Kievan Rus to Russia

Put these events in Russian history in order 1.Rurik governs Kievan Rus 2.Russia becomes Orthodox Christian 3.Mongols control Russia 4.Ivan III unites Russia 5. Peter The Great westernizes Russia 6.Catherine The Great has colonies established in Alaska and California1. Kievan Rus adopted the Eastern Orthodox religion, the Cyrillic alphabet, and Read more…

History (Kievan Rus)

What are some key geographic features? The steppe, Eastern Europe, Ural Mountains, many rivers, North features short growing season, cold winters South features some areas of steppe, good agriculture Inhabitants Many invasions (Huns, Magyars), slavs settled, vikings Slavic languages East- Ukrainian, Russian West- Polish, Slovak, Czech South-Serbian, Croation, Slovenian Foundations Read more…

AP World History Chapter 10 Strayer

Kievan Rus State that emerged around the city of Kiev in the 9th century; a culturally diverse region that included vikings as well as Finnic and Baltic peoples. System of Competing States The distinctive organization of Western European political life that developed after the fall of the Roman empire in Read more…

AP World History Ch.9 Terms

Fall of the Western Empire 476 C.E. Justinain Emperor of the Byzantine Empire that emerged at 527 C.E. He was also married to Theodora. Marriage of Justinian and Theodora 525 C.E. Theodora A circus worker who turned to prostitution to support her lower-class family. This is where she met Justinian. Read more…

Byzantium and Kievan Russia Unit III Test

How did geography affect the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire? Rise: Protected by water on three sides, overlooked 2 straits (control of trade), raised peninsula (water attack = still difficult), location of trade (right where Europe and Asia meet), surrounded by seas Fall: Suffered invasions, sieged (cut off), Read more…

Byzantine Empire and Kiev Russia

What is the major contributions of the Byzantine Empire to World History? Byzantine law and governance, Justinian’s code, and the Renaissance What is the significance of the Byzantine Empire adopting Greek as its official language? Trade, standardized language, Greeks around them, and books and knowledge What did the Byzantines learn Read more…

APUSH War of 1812

301. Citizen Genêt Edmond Charles Genêt. A French diplomat who came to the U.S. 1793 to ask the American government to send money and troops to aid the revolutionaries in the French Revolution. President Washington asked France to recall Genêt after Genêt began recruiting men and arming ships in U.S. Read more…

History Vocab Quiz 1

Justinian a powerful ruler of the Byzantine Empire Justinian Code The body of Roman law collected by order of the Byzantine emperor, Justinian around A.D. 534. Hagia Sophia Church destroyed by mobs of rioters in 532 and rebuilt by Justinian Patriarch Leader of the Eastern Church Icon a religious image Read more…

United States vs USSR: Cold War

Superpower An extremely powerful nation, especially one capable of influencing international events and the acts and policies of less powerful nations. After World War II – the United States and the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian Read more…

Russian History Timeline

476 End of the Western Roman Empire 510 Muhammad starts receiving the Qur’an through divine revelation: Origin of Islam 800 Charlemagne is crowned emperor: key moment in the emergence of the medieval West. 862 Riurik the Varangian founds the first Rus’ dynasty (legendary). 988 Conversion of Kievan Rus’ to Orthodoxy. Read more…

Russian and Eastern Europe

When Ivan IV took power, he named his vast territory Russia. Who is credited with creating the “Russian Empire”? Ivan IV The Byzantine influence can be seen in Kiev’s government because the legal code was created on the basis of Byzantine law. Moscow was given more power under Mongol rule Read more…