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The Changes and continuity of Civilizations Part 1 – The rise of civilization Law Ting Pong Secondary School
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Part 1 – Background of different civilizations
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Neo-Babylon Empire Duration : 626 B.C. – 539 B.C. Origin : Babylonia in Mesopotamia Form of civilization: A settlement under the rule of Assyrian Empire
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The relationship with neighbors: Babylon united and live in peace with Median Empire in its northern side. The people wanted to be independent from Assyria, and thus they warred upon Assyrian Empire.
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Major Wars involved: The Babylonians conquered Assyrian Empire The Kingdom of Judah To expand the ir empire
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Persian Empire Origin: Persian Plateau Myth about the origin: The mythical founder of the empire – Achaemenes (Actually the empire was found by Cyrus the Great) From of civilization: It was a settlement under control of Median Empire.
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The relationship with neighbors: Persians formed an alliance with Babylonians. Then, Babylon can as a buffer state to protect the northern side of Persian Empire. Major Wars involved: They defeated the ir enem ies such as Median Empire to gain independence. N e o - B a b y l n P r s i M d E m p
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The Ancient Greece Origin: Near the Mediterranean Sea Myth about the origin: The origin of the world and the Greece are described in the Myths of the Greeks Form of the civilization: It was formed by many city states (Polis). It included many independent cities, which united to fight against Persian Empire
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The relationship with neighbors: Although there were many Polis in Greece, Greece was dom inated by two main powers: democratic Athens and the m ilitary oligarchy of Sparta. Conflicts between Greece and other countries occurred while Greeks trade with other cities frequently. Persian was their major opponent.
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Major Wars involved: Greco- Persian War was a critical event in the development of Greece. Greeks defeated Persian in this war which lasted for 50 year and reached its golden ages.
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The Ancient Rome Origin: Near Tiber River valley near Italian Peninsula Myth about the origin: Romans think they were the descendent of Mars (as known as the God of War . Romulus and Remus are the children of Mars who were fed by a she-wolf. When they grew up, they decided to build a city which was named after Romulus (Rome). (movie)
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Form of civilization: Sim ilar with Ancient Greece, Roman Empire was originally formed by a group of city states on the “seven hills” over Italian peninsula.
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The relationship with neighbors: The Romans conquered many countries over Italian peninsula and over Europe. Many
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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