Term - Ancient warfare and military are different among the cultures and societies of that time The first to which is worth talking about is

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Ancient warfare and military are different among the cultures and societies of that time. The first to which is worth talking about is Mesopotamia and Egypt. The first signs of war began with small primitive tribes usually raiding other settlements using the element of surprise to take advantage of a hopefully disorganized camp. These clashes were usually person-to-person, with no real organized attack. It isn’t until true settled civilizations came around, rather than nomadic natured tribes, that a true “army” could be created and actually last. “Of the two Mesopotamia is the more prone to warfare” (Donebauer). Egypt is the less of the two because of the geography surrounding it. The long narrow strip, being a fruitful river valley region, is surrounded by desert to the west and highlands to the east. The pharaohs protected their civilization with what today would be referred to as a sort of “police force”. This was because there was little worry for invasion due to the brutal surrounding around them. Mesopotamia had its first major conqueror, Sargon, who “keeps more than 5,000 soldiers as a permanent army”
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIST HIS 210 taught by Professor Blake during the Spring '08 term at Champlain.

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Term - Ancient warfare and military are different among the cultures and societies of that time The first to which is worth talking about is

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