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Unformatted text preview: lack of a cohesive government of their lands led to an inevitable downfall. The rise of the powerful Assyrian empire then led to the downfall of the Hebrew predominance and the eventual expansion of the Assyrian empire seemed to firmly establish its power. Despite the more advanced governmental organization of the Assyrian kingdoms, they still witnessed their downfall before the Mede and Persian attacks. Many great empires seem to have followed a similar fate, expanding their dominion over vast lands with increased military forces, only to fail in governing and protecting the conquered lands and ultimately being overcome by external attacks. It was only a matter of time before the Persians would make the same mistake by trying to conquer Greece! I'll see if this idea holds truth further in history as we continue into chapter 3. On a different note, I also want to take this opportunity to develop more on the evolution of Jewish religion....
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2008 for the course HIST 332 taught by Professor Townsend during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08