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How Did Geography Influence Ancient Civilization

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Geography was a major influence in the development of the river valley and classical civilizations of the Middle East, China and India. These early civilizations developed near river valleys because water was essential to survival and the growth of the the civilization. In the Middle East civilizations developed along the Tigris and Euphrates river. Water was used as a means of transportation, farming, and irrigation. In Egypt, The Nile River was a major influence in regards to the achievements of the ancient Egyptians. They were able to trade and farm along the Nile. Along the Indus River horses were able to have running water. Also trade and communication with other civilizations began to occur. The huanghe river provided isolation and fertile
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