Demographic Factors That Impacted The Development Of Rome Essay

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Task 2- Multicultural Empires

Part A.
A1 (Rome). There are many geographical factors that impacted the development of Rome but the one geographical factor that had a significant impact on the development of Rome was the Tiber River. Just like the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China, the Roman Republic, and later empire, developed and flourished alongside a river. The Tiber river allowed the people of Rome to grow crops of wheat and barley that they not only used for food but also for trade, and to pay government taxes. The Tiber River also served as a trading post. The people of Rome traded with the Etruscans who lived to the north of them (Acrobatiq, 2014). The Tiber River also provided a sense of security by allowing the city of Rome to be built deep enough inland that they did not have to worry about naval attacks (Tiber River, 2008). Although the Tiber was a very useful waterway its water was not drinkable. The river also frequently flooded which caused the lower parts of the city to flood.
A1 (Persia). One of the geographical factors that impacted the development of Persia was the fertile plains of Pars (modern day Fars). This land is located in, what is now known as, central Iran. The plains lied between two ridges of the Zagros mountains, and ran east and west. The fertile land of the plains gave the Persians the opportunity to grow abundant crops of wheat and Barley. The upper plains were located at a higher elevation and contained more…

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