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1 Egypt and Mesopotamia Before the Mesopotamia and Egypt eras, people used to occupy different lands and develop their own cultures, each culture with its own common and unique features. For economic, social, political and religious development, Egypt and Mesopotamia remains major players in world history. The two countries have differences and similarities in their authority and power structure. These differences and similarities are based on the economic, social and political development pattern of two countries, based on their nature of civilization. The religious structure, political pattern, economic activities and social set up between Egypt and Mesopotamia is what determines the differences and similarities between the two countries. In terms of social structure, power and authority was determined by classes, both in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Both countries have similar social groups that determined power relations and who to give authority to organize a society. For instance, they all have seven classes comprised of slaves, lower class, middle class, upper and ruling class. In both cases, the labor class (slaves) comprises of captured prisoners of war or children sold in slavery as a settlement for debts. The lower class comprised of bakers, farmers, brewers and merchants, followed by middle class that had scribes, architects and wealthy merchants. The next groups was upper class

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