Geography has played a crucial role in the expansion of society that can be traced back to the birth of civilization. During early development, settling near a stable water supply and fertile soil supplied the basic necessities for cultivating life into what we know today. While geographic factors will always play a vital role in the sustainability and advancement of society, during the multicultural empires, there is a shift in the role geography played. The function changed from supplying basic human need to becoming a pathway for multicultural and intercontinental development for both the Persian and Chinese Empires. Although geographical circumstances were measurably different between Persia and China, both empires used these factors to their advantage and were able to flourish and grow into massive dynasties.
In the Ancient world, Life began around rivers. Throughout this essay I will be comparing and contrasting two of the prominent ancient civilizations, the Egyptians and the Sumerians. They had many cultural and governmental differences between them. Below are some examples. To start, each civilization began next to a river(s).
During the ancient world, an empire was a group of nations or peoples ruled over by an emperor, empress, or other powerful sovereign or government: usually a territory of greater extent than a kingdom, as the former British Empire, French Empire, Russian Empire, Byzantine Empire, or Roman Empire. To make a successful empire, it needs a healthy mixture of military, a strong efficient leader, a sturdy government, religion, trade or spread of ideas, and social ranking. The Achaemenid Persian Empire was the first major global empire in history, spanning most of the civilized world and containing 44% of the world’s population at the time, a part that has never since been exceeded. The Persian Empire managed to successfully rule much of the Middle East, Central Asia, and parts of South Asia and Europe for hundreds of years.
In Ancient Mesopotamia the people formed the government, technology, and religion that has exceedingly influenced our daily life. The Sumerians developed the first human civilization in world history. They lived in southern Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the Middle East. The Sumerians created governments that helped rule the city-states, the technology that made numerous contribution to their civilization, and religion that they worshiped. People in Mesopotamia learned to build several kinds of inventions that assisted them.
Throughout history, Egypt was one of the greatest societies for many reasons. The Egyptian society lasted from 3100 BCE to 30 BCE. It was ruled by multiple pharaohs, one of the most important being Queen Hatshepsut as she was the first female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. In addition, the geography of the region helped the Egyptian people immensely as the Nile River provided a way of transportation improved soil conditions. Lastly, their architectural advancements made their society great as it created a way of spiritual life for all people.
In the daily life of Ancient Sumer, each city was made up of its own military and government. There were laws that everyone had to know and obey. All the Sumerian cities spoke the same language and were free to move to whichever city and however much they wanted. They also all believed in the same gods, which were quite a few. The women, of course, had limited rights and were not looked as equal to men.
northeastern Africa in-between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Some countries that border Egypt are Sudan and Libya. The one main source of water in Ancient Egypt was the Nile River. Ancient Egypt started in 2920 B.C.E. The Nile River helped the crops in Ancient Egypt, for example, papyrus.
The Persian Empire was based upon persuasion and the benefit of everyone versus raw power. King Cyrus had great power over the Persians tribe they were able to defeat the Lydian and take over all their gold mines, trading routes and land. This gave them the ability to build large empires on the new land and eventually others would make replicas of his empires. They provided land to feudal lords, but in return they had to provide them soldiers for the Persian army. Cyrus then built the foundation for a mail service and Darius had organized a communication network throughout the entire empire.
people of that would live in Sumer would always see a Light on top of the ziggurats And would think that gods would use the ziggurat 's as a stair way People in Sumer would make events that were social economic, and religious and those events would take place at temples
Egypt is warm and sunny so the Egyptians relied and used the world’s largest river- the Nile River for so many uses: for trading, transportation, watering crops and for farming, cooking, and cleaning. But the Nile River had floods that weren’t brutal so they could be able to farm without worrying that the floods might damage the crops. In the spring they have heavy rains so the Nile spilled over the banks. So when the water went down, there was fertile mud.