There are numerous similarities in the agricultural practices of the Nile, Yangzi, and Yellow river valley civilizations. For example, fertile and infertile soil due to the rivers’ flood plains. In China, the Yellow River picks up loess soil along its route, and deposits it when it floods. This brought abundant harvests to the people of the valley, even before metal tools were introduced. The flood plain of the Nile helped to create fertile soils in Egypt, which needed little preparation before planting.
The Indus Valley built large mud walls and drainage systems to lessen the effects of massive flooding. In Greece, many wars occurred between city states due to the differences in culture caused by separation by mountain ranges. In Aksum, they utilized their access to different bodies of water to become the head of trade. Each of these civilizations utilized their geography and its advantages, but also eventually fell victim to its disadvantages.
To begin, typically between June and September, the river would flood its banks. Since there is little rainfall in Egypt, this yearly flood would allow moisture back into the soil, improving the conditions for farming. This area of land “along the banks of the Nile [is called] the Kemet, or Black Land.” It is noted that “the land along the banks of the Nile River were extremely fertile.” In addition, the Nile River acted as a natural highway, creating opportunities to trade goods by water.
Ever since the primitive age, gender roles existed: men went outside to hunt animals and search for food when women stayed inside to take care of babies and cook. Women were hugely dependent on men in survival. As time passed and many societal ideas changed through time, gender roles have changed as well. Women became more
Along with this, they brought traditional farming techniques. The technique called dry farming, designed for a very different, much more wet, climate, ruined the topsoil of the land. This caused crops to easily be uprooted in the winds of the plains. The use of dry farming (using only natural precipitation) caused the land to dry further from the lack of water due to crop growth. The topsoil, now loose, was easily picked up by wind, creating large waves of dust rushing towards homes and farms.
During 600 BCE and 600 CE, many countries was going through a drastic change. When analyzing early civilizations, it’s evident there is similarities and differences. The Middle East, China, and Africa were among few countries that advanced during this aeon. All of these empires within the countries have risen and fallen, developing these civilizations to what we know of today.
Throughout history, nomadic herders from the steppes of central Asia have interacted with societies around them and influenced much of Eurasia. Around the 14th century, these nomadic herders were able to use their military prowess to conquer and dominate settled societies to build a vast empire for themselves. Mongol conquest and rule of China and the Middle East both differed in terms of systems of bureaucratic administration and trade-based interaction, but
Because of the Industrial Revolution, many Europeans began to seek out other places and countries to colonize in and to find resources. In the 1760s natives from other lands were seen as individuals, thanks to Enlightenment thinking, and they were praised as individuals and seen as noble savages. Later, however in the 1910s the views of natives began to change and the natives began to be seen as uneducated primitives, a people who did not understand things as well as the “European mind.”
1. S: - began colonies through uncharted companies and colonized to spread Christianity - used religion and economic terms to justify their takeover - traded with local natives D: - Spanish and Dutch emphasized conquest - Spanish and French used religion to colonize natives - French held a fur trading post with natives The Dutch: - became commercial/financial hub for a fur trading enterprise New World: - English and Spanish created settlers colonies 2 . Was united to create peace between the tribes and by following The Great Law of Peace, they ended the wars (909 CE).
There are many similarities and differences incorporated in West Africa’s and Southeast Asia’s patterns of interaction with Eurasian trade routes. In comparison, both used the silk road as a method of trade and commercial interaction, which let to both continents being able to assimilate the factors of gaining new resources and customs; second they both took advantage of the use of water for travel and this led through many Eurasian routes in order for them to culturally diffuse. However, Southeast Asian’s from the interaction of the Eurasian routes, was mainly or religious purposes; meanwhile Africa used the routes for profit through slave trade.
In the 16th century, European continue to arrive in Africa. Castle was built along the coast of West Africa by seven European nations. The Europeans discovered the wealth in Africa such as plantation and mining. To achieve their goals and to maximize their profits, the Europeans used slave labor. They were unable to use slave labor in Europe so therefore they turned to Africa. During the slave trade it was inhumane and violence, million of African people and children were taken away from their home to work in the new world. The slave trade took away many productive workers from Africa which they are skilled in farming and other establishment.
Discussion Forum Unit 3 After the Ottoman Empire blocks the spice trade route when they took Constantinople in 1453, force to the European powers to search for new route to reach India and Easter Asia. Through this intent to fine new routes Christopher Columbus arrived in the new world 1492, establishing in the Hispaniola Island today Santo Domingo city, Dominican Republic, from (UNESCO, 1990) “were departure for the spread of European culture and the conquest of the continent. From its port conquerors such as Ponce de Leon, Juan de Esquivel, Herman Cortes, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Alonso de Ojeda and many others departed in search of new lands.”
Unlike Martin Luther, there are more than 95 thesis’ on my improvement due to AP World History. In World History class, I not only managed to learn about the Ways of the World, (by Robert W. Strayer) I was additionally able to obtain valuable skills such as time management, cleaver studying, and overall independence. As a Freshman, I was skeptical of taking AP World History; I was aware of the fast-pace and rigor, something I had not experienced before. AP World History is definitely not an easy class, but it is an experience, a journey in which I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to take. Over the year, we covered chapters one through twenty four, studying everything from “The Big Picture” to the zoomed in parts of world history.
2.8.2 Urbanization Urbanization led many areas becomes more modernized. Lowland areas have been reclaimed by taking land from the hills. There are also small rivers that filled up to be used as a building site. Activities such as these are a common factor of flooding. In the past, creeks and valleys turned into water flow, now the area has been covered with soil.