As a result, Mesopotamians were having harder life and more likely to suffer deaths from disasters than Egyptians due to the geographical disadvantages. The religious of Egypt and Mesopotamia are closely related to the nature, and both regions were polytheistic which they believed their worlds were ruled by more than one god. Due to Egyptian's fortunate geographical area, they had positive and optimistic toward life and viewed gods as their protectors. The predictable flooding helped the Egyptians avoid catastrophic events and allowed them to have successful agriculture. “Hymn to the Nile” reflects the... ... middle of paper ... ...involved enormous transfers of goods.
Then, from the middle of June through October, the winds shift. These monsoons blow eastward from the southwest, carrying moisture from the ocean in great rain clouds. The powerful storms bring so much moisture the flooding often happens. When the summer monsoons fail to develop drought often cause crop disasters. The people face so many Environmental Challenges The civilization thee emerged along the Indus River faced many of the same challenges as the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations.
Without predictable ecological patterns, consistently providing enough food for a society is nearly impossible. In both Mesopotamia and Egypt, the agriculture was largely dependent on the flooding of their respective rivers. In Egypt, it was necessary for the Nile to flood on a consistent basis. If the Nile was late to flood, the soil would not be fertile enough to support agriculture; if the Nile flooded too soon, all of the crops would be destroyed. Although the Tigris and the Euphrates did not flood with the same consistency as the Nile, it is important to note that: without the fertile soil provided when the rivers of life and death overflowed, agriculture would be impossible.
From tax collectors running up and down the Nile to modern day families submitting their statements via TurboTax, taxes have been a fundamental component of both ancient and modern societies. Although, helpful with the correct expenditure and system of taxation, in Rome, taxes were detrimental. The inflation of currency, sporadic collection and unequal taxation were all factors that contributed to Rome’s demise. Through, a poor tax infrastructure, corruption, and series of unsuccessful reforms, taxes were destructive to Rome. The Roman system of taxation had a very poor infrastructure.
Ancient Egypt’s farming system compared with Mesopotamia Ancient Egyptians had an easier life compared to the other ancient civilizations because of their reliable agriculture system. Geography played a big role, especially in farming. Due to geography, Mesopotamia and Egypt had different farming methods, weathers, environment, and flooding seasons. In fact, Egypt’s great farming system led them to have better conditions to farm than Mesopotamia because of flooding, the rivers and irrigation and the farming tools that they used. Economy, crops, flooding, and the weather varied between Mesopotamia and Egypt.
This caused the area to be populated by herders and the area never created a civilization due to a lack of agriculture, as well as Western and Eastern Ghats along the Deccan Plateau causing transportation in the region to be difficult. However unlike the Deccan Plateau, the Ganges River in northeast India birthed many great civilizations due to its location as well as its ability to support agriculture. This sacred river helped the development of many great civilizations such as the Mauryan Dynasty, Gupta Dynasty, and many more civilizations. The river produces the fertile soil through the summer monsoons which flood the river and once the river recedes it leaves behind rich and fertile soil
France had increasingly alarming financial and economic issues, whilst Egypt had been growing and developing economically while under the rule of a corrupt system and leader. Although these two revolutions occurred at completely different time periods, their causes were essentially the same. People wanted change; they wanted equal rights and power. They wanted a say in their lives and futures, and when they were not given those rights, they took them.
The Dutch were very successful in defending themselves against the sea's water in the earlier years (which would cause floods) by an elaborate network of dykes 2,500 km (1,500 miles) long but this time the floodwaters came from the rivers. The source of the water was coming from a heavy rainfall in... ... middle of paper ... ...d mold from the dampness inside the house affected the condition of the water too. People didn't know what to do. They couldn't boil the water with a kettle because if their house were flooded there would be no electricity. So the country had to import water from other countries and the people would have to buy it.
So in conclusion, imperialism did Egypt more bad than good. It seems that they were right to try and prevent European dominance. Imperialism did improve on the general economic state of Egypt, and some other benefits that are similar to other colonies, like longer life expectancies. But with that came even more disadvantages; the major ones were the famines and the taxes, and the more general problems like new diseases being introduced, culture breaks, etc. Based on simple statistics, it can be established that imperialism did more harm than good for the colonies.
Egypt was also targeted due to its weak economy and government, making it an easy target to imperialize. Egypt was colonized three times each by different civilizations. It was colonized by the Ottomans in 1517, by the French in 1799, and by the British in 1882. A key person involved in Egypts colonization was Muhammad Ali. After taking power in 1805, he strengthened the army and focused on cultivating the land.