#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
Prior to the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492, there were multiple empires growing to astonishing amounts of power on different sides of the earth. In the undiscovered Western Hemisphere, the great empire of the Aztecs were growing to considerable size and power; single handily controlling regional trade. In the highly active Eastern Hampshire, the powerful empire of Songhai was quickly becoming one of the strongest and wealthiest West African empires in history. The success of these empires came from a strong combination of historic prospectives, but those which helped define their legacies were a combination of: physical, capital, state action and ideas. Through analyzing these perspectives, there is a considerable finding that there are many similarities and differences between each empire that account for many years of regional power.
In the period 400-14450 Afro-Eurasia was home to the rise and fall of numerous empires. These interactions between people of different empires helped to encourage urban development. The process of decline and reconstruction in empires led to change in urban development by creating learning and religious centers and also by creating centers of trade within reconstructed empires, the trading centers most affected urban development. Between 400-1450 CE the process of decline and reconstruction of empires led to changes in urban development by creating religious and learning centers within empires.
Joseph steele LAW AND ORDER IN MESOPOTAMIA If a sister of god open a tavern or enter one, then the women shall be burned to death. this was one of the laws in mesopotamia. there were two rivers called the tigris and euphrates rivers both of them had lots of benefits and were very challenging. two leaders named sargon and hammurabi figured out how to live through harsh times. sargon and hammurabi attempted to maintain law and order in mesopotamia by having power, and by having an army and many more.
Throughout history, it has been evident that the setting of events will always shape how they occur. Be it from past events, the present, or even everyday life. Geography always plays a part in these occurrences. It will be demonstrated how geography affects how things happen by taking a look at The Crucible, “Geography Matters,” and my own life. Firstly, geography affects how certain circumstances are shaped as demonstrated in The Crucible.
England began colonizing the Americas in the early 1600’s, the first step in creating the United States we know today. The development of these colonies, historians argue, was most greatly affected by environmental and geographic variations. I support, yet modify, this statement to be that the individual culture of each colony was shaped by the area’s geographical features and surroundings. It was not the people that determined the culture, but the peoples reaction to their geography that molded the culture. Therefore, the main influencer was the geography and natural features of the land.
Harm de Blij’s Why Geography Matters: More Than Ever explains the necessity of geographic knowledge in today’s society and the need to further expand interactions within the United States and other countries. This novel expands on the economic, cultural, physical, and political geography of our nation. De Blij outlines on the importance of geographic thought by focusing on climate change, terrorism, the rise of states, and development in Africa.. I believe that while geography has proven to make a noticeable difference in the knowledge of our vast world, it will require an extensive amount of effort in order to make geography known.
Tawantinsuyu, or The Inca empire’s geography drastically affected the culture of the Incas. It “...was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America”(Crystal Links), they lived in the Andes mountains and started as a small tribe. They began to form at around 1200 A.D. They began to be a big empire by conquering other tribes and gaining new members.
“Geography was the primary factor in shaping the development of the British colonies in North America”. This is a valid statement as Geography was a factor in the development of the British colonies in numerous ways. Some of the primary reasons include where ports were settled due to the rivers of the new world, limitations on were settlers could settle and develop due to barriers such as mountains and rivers, different crops growing in certain colonies due to the layout of the land, and the overall amount of land that could be taken from the Indians because of their prior knowledge of the lands layout. Firstly, the location of numerous rivers of North America helped define the land by dictating ports in certain areas of the colonies.
Geography has many different parts but they all can be defined in the 5 themes of geography. The themes are location, place, human environment interaction, regions, and movement. Location The country of France is the second largest country in Europe. France is south of the U.K., southwest of Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, west of Switzerland and Italy, north of Spain and northeast of Portugal.
Babylon’s thick walls and strong gates were not able to keep the Persians. In 539 B.C.,Babylon and the rest of Mesopotamia fell under control of the Persian empire. Within a few decades, the Persian empire became the largest in the world,so far. Cyrus the Great Persia formed to the east of Mesopotamia, in what is now Iran.
In Prisoners of Geography, Tim Marshall argues that geography constrains and shapes all nations and their leaders. Their actions are limited by mountains, rivers, seas, and concrete. He argues that to really understand world events, one must also consider geography. Physical characteristics affect the strengths and vulnerabilities of regions. In his book, Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the Middle East, Latin America, the United States, Africa, Western Europe, Japan and Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic.
NATIVE AMERICAN SOCIETIES: 1. Both civilizations were made up of bloodthirsty savages. A difference between the two is that the Mesoamericans were cannibals and the Mississippians buried their dead in mounds. 2. They lived in agricultural societies so if it was too hot or cold or they did not get enough rain fall, then their crops could not grow.
In this time this where the Nile river was built, where structured religious started when pharaohs were considered Gods, the adaption of writing hieroglyphs, the prediction of annual rise and fall of Nile floods enabled state agriculture system,and when desert offered protection from warring tribes. All of these major events happening during this period and lead to some accomplishments. From 1500 Through 550 B.C where was the Hittites, Assyrians, and the Persians were established. The Hittites discovered smelting, iron made stronger and more durable tools and weapons, and how the use of horse traveling started. The Assyrians formed militarism, had an empire reach from Persian gulf to the Nile river, and this lead to the first universal empired formed.
Geography is the number one factor in shaping a region! The resources you have is all because of the geography and with that can make or break a region. Geography gives us industries, and industries make money, with less valuable resources or very little quantity of it can make your economy shrink while lots of valuable resources can lead your economy to great things. The geography is the single most important thing about a region. Geography makes the industries.