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Persia The empire of Persia, home of the great Cyrus, was nestled in the arid lands of Iran. They had a capital in Persepolis which served as the nerve center of the empire. Their capital had advisors, ministers, diplomats, scribe, accountants, translators, and bureaucratic officers. Some would say that it would match the capitals of today. They had good laws and taxation. Each satrapy was required to pay a set quantity of silver to the empirical courts every year. They perfected this even more in creating a standardized coin, which was used throughout the empire. Darius created a standardized code of laws that was used throughout the empire. They also built the Persian royal roads which connected the Persian realm between 1600 miles of road. It took caravans 90 days to travel these well policed roads. They also created a courier service and built 111 postal stations of intervals of 25-30 miles which each station kept fresh
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Unformatted text preview: horses that allowed a currier to go from one end to the other within a week. All of these things allowed them to control the empire with quite some ease. Their political stability made it possible to undertake the first public works, such as the construction of the qanats (underground canals). These canals led to enhancing agricultural production which allowed population growth. Iron metallurgy spread to all parts of the empire and at the end of the Achaemenid making iron tools common in Persia. Cyrus and Darius both accepted all beliefs and didn’t rule as controllers but as part of the people that they conquered. All of the things that Cyrus and Darius did in one empire were used by many of the following empires. Cultural- the society consisted of free individuals such as artisans, craftsman, merchants, and low ranking civil servants....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Dieterich-ward during the Fall '07 term at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

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