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World History. Similarities and differences in the classical societies of China, India, Persia, and the Mediterranean

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´╗┐Kim, V. Vincent Kim Dr. Talbott AP World History 03 September 2012 Human communities began experimenting with methods of social organization shortly after their adoption of agriculture. The experimentation later encouraged the development of more complex societies, integrating the lives of people over great regions. States, social classes, technological innovation, trade, and sophisticated cultures rank among the most important legacies of classic societies. Although the classical societies of China, India, Persia, and the Mediterranean were different in the raising of and dependence upon different food crops, the material used for the construction of buildings, and their beliefs and moral values, they all had many similarities in facing military challenges, administering vast areas with a lack of the technology needed for transportation and communication, and generating sophisticated cultural and religious traditions. ...read more.

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The classical societies also differed from each other by their dependences of food crops and their moral values. Classical China and India depended on the cultivation of rice, millet, and wheat, while wheat was the stable food crop in Persia and the Mediterranean. The societies also generated a wide variety of ideas about family and society organization, the nature of the gods or goddesses, the proper relationships among human beings and the gods. Who knew these societies would differ much more when it comes to their moral values and beliefs as well as their raising of crops? Despite these differences they all had, these societies commonly faced several problems. They all confronted the conflict of administering vast areas without the technology needed for transportation and communication. ...read more.

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They have shaped the values of people who made law and started to implement policy. Large populations were attracted from these traditions and created institutional structures, enabling them to survive for a long period of time and extend their influence over time. Although the classical societies of China, India, Persia, and the Mediterranean were different in the raising of and dependence upon different food crops, the material used for the construction of buildings, and their beliefs and moral values, they all had many similarities in facing military challenges, administering vast areas with a lack of the technology needed for transportation and communication, and generating sophisticated cultural and religious traditions. Many of the legacies made in these classical societies have influenced many ways of people?s livelihoods. These legacies are also crucial for the understanding of the world?s historical development, and some of these still continue to follow in the modern world today. ...read more.

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