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Unformatted text preview: technology present or known in that society. In order for an area to be efficiently urbanized, it is necessary for a stable route of transportation to be established. We see this method of control used in ancient Rome, when colonization is taking place. Roads were built to connect the main city to regions that would otherwise be isolated. These roads ensured that Rome had control of areas that would be desirable either for defense against enemies or useful for trade and the exploitation of natural resources. New roads also provided better communication with the center cities and its surrounding developing hinterlands. Similarly in the United States, we see roads being built for the purpose of military defense, as well as the transportation of goods and communication with land that could be used for development, or its resources....
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- Spring '08