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Response Paper 2 - Ryan Hayes HST 197 NA Jenny Ernie-Steighner The word empire can be defined by four crucial factors good leadership common people

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Ryan Hayes HST 197 NA Jenny Ernie-Steighner 9/10/08 The word empire can be defined by four crucial factors: good leadership, common people have confidence in that their leader, surplus food from common people, and a quick communication system. A great example of an empire that had good leadership is Hammurabi of the Old Babylonian Empire. He, like Ibn Tulun, worked his way up the ranks through the military (Civilizations 14). In preindustrial times, it was extremely important to have a successful and smart military man as a leader for an empire. This way, regular citizens are much more confident in their protection, and now have motivation to work for safety. Most people were confident in the Mauryan Empire when they had an amazing force of 700,000 men, 9,000 elephants, and 10,000 chariots (Civilizations 82). People also had to get some rights as well. Hammurabi created the Code of Laws which was an eye for an eye so that gave motivation to not do anything serious (Civilizations 14). However, police cannot kill everybody because the
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Response Paper 2 - Ryan Hayes HST 197 NA Jenny Ernie-Steighner The word empire can be defined by four crucial factors good leadership common people

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