In What Ways Was Geography Crucial To The Establishment Of The Small Kingdoms And Empires

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#1 - In what ways was geography crucial to the establishment of the small kingdoms and empires we have discussed thus far? Paragraph 1: Throughout all of history, geography has impacted the way small kingdoms and empires have been created. The Phoenicians are impacted by living on the coast and the Persians are impacted by living on the fertile crescent of Mesopotamia. The geography of empires and kingdoms such as the Phoenicians and the Persians has affected their establishment and success. Paragraph 2: In Egypt and Mesopotamia, geography is a big part of how civilizations were created. Egypt naturally has boundaries which makes it a good place for a civilization. Egypt’s boundaries include the Nile, Sahara desert, red sea, and mediterranean sea. This makes it a good place for civilization because its hard to conquer and has a good water source. Also, the Nile has predictable flooding. In Mesopotamia, there were no boundaries and 2 rivers. The rivers were the Tigris and Euphrates and were very unpredictable for flooding. Paragraph 3: The Phoenicians living on the eastern shore of the mediterranean sea impacted what they were known for. The Phoenicians widely …show more content…

In polytheism, there are many gods to worship. Having many gods helps explain certain events that are unknown by creating myths. Polytheism was the majority of the population so it was quite easy to follow. Being polytheistic benefited the Assyrians because they were easy to conquer and add gods such as Ashur, a militant sun god. Monotheism wasn’t followed widely and was set apart from everyone else which made them unique. Also, the Hebrews were monotheistic and they were taken over by the neo-Babylonians and were exiled which gave them no place to worship called the Babylonian exile. The Assyrians also separated the Hebrews into tribes that are considered lost to history called the 10 lost

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