Rome and Han China
1. In what ways were the economic foundation of the Roman and the Han Empires similar? What were the consequences of the differences?

Rome and Han China were both agriculturally based societies, whose different trading patterns affected their cultures, and amounts of commerce caused a split in the types of progress and success in each.

2. Compare the institutions of imperial government in Han China to those established in Rome after Augustus?

Han China's institution of absolute emperorship, whereas Rome's government had an emperorship with a mix of oligartic elements. (Bureaucracy)

3. Compare the social and economic organization of Rome and Han China.

Rome's economic organization was similar to Han China's in their agricultural basis, and in social organization by the class systems involving serfs all the way up to nobles and aristocrats.

4. Compare and contrast the factors that lead to, and the effects of, the collapse of ancient Rome and Han China.

Rome and Han China's contributing factors to their collapse were shared in some cases, such as declining economies and instability. However, Rome was brought down by invading and growing numbers of barbarians while the Han Dynasty was ended by political disputes resulting in crippling civil war.

P. D - 10 DBQ
A document refering to a Western European country's point of view during this period of increased role in world trade, such as a import and export record of Spain.

After the increase in Western European influence in world trade, Russians, Asians, and Africans, responded in various ways economically, culturally, and politically. Russians wished to learn from the West's through their culture and economic structure but stuck to their own gov't; Asians were generally disinterested and looked down on the Europeans and their culture; while Africans began to include them in their slave trade, altering their economy, culture, and politics.