The Five Themes Of Civilization

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In order to start a successful civilization, you must have five things: location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. You must choose a good location because your location will influence the skills and ideas. For example, using the ideas and skills from your neighboring tribe to survive. Next, you have to select the right place so that the physical features that you have will successfully meet your needs. The physical features include having bodies of water, a good climate, great soil quality to grow crops and raise cattle, recourses for trade, and plant and animal life. Also, you must have human-environment reaction so you can grow surplus to feed your people and to use for trade. This may also lead to technology advancement to great lengths such as railroads and canals. Aside from having that, you must acquire seasonal movement into your civilization. For further explanation, in earlier times, people followed herds of deer or buffalo on which they depended on for food. Lastly, the region you choose must be a large part of a civilization. Not only is it important …show more content…
The Nile Valley was located along the Nile river and other parts of Africa. Without the Nile river, Egypt would have been swallowed by the barren deserts that surround it. The Nile Valley civilization had to conquer many tribulations that could have lead to the decline of power and eventually, the end of the civilization. One of major event that help the civilization thrive, was the yearly flood of the Nile River. By this annual flood occurring, the Egyptians were able to grow crops because the flood brought rich silt, or soil. Another difficulty that had to be overcome was uniting the lands. In 3100 B.C., Menes, the king of the Upper Kingdom, united the two regions so a highway could be built to send officials or armies into towns along the

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