Forced Migration

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In the per-modern era, human migration was a well-known occurrence that was caused by either force or willingness of the people. When migration was constituted through force, it was understood to be through political or economical duress. For instance, political measures unveiling large tax reforms created unbearable cost of living standards for the poor to survive. Whereas, increased economic labour created through force, was established for the rich to reap the benefits from majority of the poor. In essence, this widened the gap of economic dualism by forcing majority of the lower class people into living standards well below the poverty levels. Evidently, this would cause cultures to revolt on their kings through revolutionary measures or migrations of some or all of the people by force of other aggressive nations. On the other hand, when migration was done by the willingness of the people, it was in search of new trade, commodities, or expansion for their empire. After researching the Hebrew, Han, and Germania cultures, there are great comparisons to how they each had to migrate by force of political and economic duress which lead to them being conquered. Starting with the Hebrew culture, King David was a military leader who united twelve tribes under one political unity. Through this unity he developed a capital in Jerusalem where he dedicated most of his ruling to. It was not until his son, Solomon, who took the reins after his father’s death in 960 B.C.E., changed the Hebrew culture and ultimately dividing a nation into two states after his death. This was the beginning of the Hebrew’s migration throughout the western world. With the wealth inherited by his predecessor, Solomon decided to start expanding Jerusalem... ... middle of paper ... ...ountries being overthrown or conquered in the end. It goes without showing, history is deemed to repeat itself. Works Cited Ardito, Fabrizio, Cristina Gambaro and Massimo A Torrefranca. "Jerusalem and the Holy Land." Ardito, Fabrizio, Cristina Gambaro and Massimo A Torrefranca. Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Penguin Group, n.d. 42. Asali, K J. "Jerusalem In History." Asali, K J. Jerusalem In History. Broklyn: Olive Branch Press, n.d. 53. Esler, Anthony. "The Human Venture." Esler, Anthony. The Human Venture. New Jersey: Pearson Educaton, n.d. 166. Hansen, Valerie and Kenneth R Curtis. "Voyages in World History, Volume 1." Hansen, Valerie and Kenneth R Curtis. Voyages in World History, Volume 1. Boston: Cengage Learning, n.d. 201. Totally History. Totally History Past, Present, and Future. 26 October 2011 .
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