Classical empires

After the Visgoths laid waste to Rome in C. Peasants hated the merciless forces that seemed beyond their control, and their sense of helplessness led them to revolt.

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Even though the Han fell and initiated a period of chaos, there was not a permanent disruption of Chinese civilization. The death of so many peasants diminished grain production and reduced the tax base for the government, just as the government needed resources to deal with the invading Huns.

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Jati formed their own courts through which Indian society was regulated in the absence of a strong central government. Despite changes that occurred in class, caste and labor during the classical age, all empires continued to practice patriarchy. The people were disarmed simply by confiscated all weapons, melting them down, and making it illegal to possess such things. This took place through a variety of techniques: Diplomacy The Han acquired allies through diplomacy in order to defeat the Xiongu confederation. In classical India, the caste system evolved in order to accommodate the growing complexity of Gupta society. They can also can be the target of blame when people become discontented. Jus gentium, or law of all nations, refers to universal principles that are true of all people. The Gutpas, on the other hand, let most decisions and policy making up to local leaders. Nelson , Department of History, University of Kansas. Much was done toward this end in the way of laws, roads and canals, uniform administration, and the like, but the most significant effort was the creation of a uniform and government-sponsored culture.

As the Roman Empire grew, it required more soldiers to patrol its borders and frontiers. When the Mauryans took the province of Kalinga they built a fortification there to secure it as a possession.

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It was characteristically pragmatic. They differ from place to place, but always manifest the general principles common to all people. He created central organizations to ensure that his edicts and policies were carried out across his empire. It's noteworthy that the purpose of a wall was not to establish a permanent defensive boundary for the empire. They were often wooden clubs, some of which they would embed with razor sharp chips of obsidian. In some cases, these empires became victims of their own successes. There are several elements in common to the fall of these civilizations: Political corruption and deterioration - The politics of all classical ages became corrupt and given over to factions and divisions. In another civilization it might be worse to cheat someone from an higher social class than someone from one's own class. Peasants hated the merciless forces that seemed beyond their control, and their sense of helplessness led them to revolt. Each region was subdivided and placed into the bureaucratic chain that enabled the emperor to have his hand in every area of the empire. Most important, however, the Romans adopted and adapted Hellenistic culture and spread it as the model and ideal throughout their empire. The Gutpas, on the other hand, let most decisions and policy making up to local leaders. The Persians were almost constantly engaged in attempting to maintain their possession of Mesopotamia and to defend their northern frontier against peoples from inner Asia. Generally speaking, the bureaucrat's high status and wealth is based on his obedience to his superior. One of the reasons for this seems to have been that the culture created by the Persians was too deeply rooted, at least in Mesopotamia and Iran, for it to be absorbed into Greek culture In AD, Ardashir, a petty king in Iran, declared his independence and began consolidating the other vassal kingdoms of the area under his control.

One result of these Persian Empires was the diffusion of religious ideas associated with Zoarastrianism. The local aristocrats added their own taxes on to the already high tax burden of the empire. These lifelines were also vulnerable to enemy attacks that could bring devastation by cutting an army from its provisions.

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