EMERGENCE OF EMPIRES

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EMERGENCE OF EMPIRES DEFINITION OF "EMPIRE": EXPANSION OF RULE BEYOND THE FRONTIERS OF THE ORIGINAL STATE -- THE EXTENSION OF RULE BY ONE PEOPLE OVER ANOTHER (AND THEIR RESOURCES) CHALLENGES TO IMPERIAL RULE: STANDARDIZATION OR COORDINATION OF COINAGE, ADMINISTRATION, OFFICIAL RECORDS, LEGAL SYSTEM, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES REVENUE COLLECTION MAINTENANCE OF ORDER AND OBEDIENCE THROUGH DOMINATION (SOCIAL CONTROL): USE OF FORCE AND THREAT OF FORCE THROUGH HEGEMONY : INDUCING SUBORDINATES TO ACCEPT OVERLORDSHIP WILLINGLY, WITH CONSENT . MAY BE ON BASIS OF (A) CALCULATIONS OF SELF-INTEREST OR (B) ACCEPTANCE OF OVERLORDSHIP AS "NATURAL" AND "LEGITIMATE" CAUSES OF DECLINE OF EMPIRES: FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP OVEREXTENSION OF ADMINISTRATION ECONOMIC COLLAPSE (COSTS OUTRUN BENEFITS) IDEOLOGICAL RUPTURE: e.g., loss of the "Mandate of Heaven" OFTEN CONNECTED WITH REVOLT MILITARY DEFEAT HISTORY OF EMPIRES: MESOPOTAMIA SUMERIANS LIVED IN CITY-STATES KING SARGON OF AKKAD (c. 2334-2279 B.C.E.) LED SEMITIC-
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