Social Studies - 2019-20
WHII.6f - Political & Economic Systems of Asian Empires
The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in Asia from about 1500 A.D. (C.E) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E) by
f) comparing and contrasting the political and economic systems of Asian empires.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Between about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) and about 1800 A.D. (C.E.), the major Asian empires had a variety of political and economic systems.
Political system: Centralized bureaucratic government ruled by a sultan (political and religious leader)
Economic system: Located at the crossroads of trade between Europe and Asia, economy based on trade and agriculture
Political system: Centralized bureaucratic government ruled by a Muslim emperor
Economic system: Dependence on trade with foreign nations (Europe), economy based on trade and agriculture
Political system: Centralized bureaucratic government ruled by a Qing (Manchu) dynasty emperor
Economic system: Economy based largely on agriculture, resistance to trade with European nations
Political system: Government ruled by a powerful shogun, had a powerless emperor
Economic system: Reliance on maritime trade within the empire, desire to expand to find resources