In a government that has the goal of expansion and conquering the question of what to with the conquered people arises. A value against unnecessary violence taken by the Romans, applied when they conquered an area. In “Res Gestae Divi Augusti” Augustus describes how he treated citizens with mercy and preserved them if at all possible. The Romans would bring the elites of a co...
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...m another culture and applying it to their own government while also learning from the mistakes that they made. The Assyrians created a central government that was capable of integrating conquered people. Romans and Persians learned from the mistakes that the Assyrians made and created ways that were more inclusive to conquered people. Hammurabi created law and all governments used a form of law to command their people. While all governments used religion to connect their people the Kingdoms used it more for authority while Rome relied on itself for authority. Over time these governments’ values changed as rulers became power hungry and created states that favored the power of one. While an argument is still out today of which had the biggest impact they all influenced their area and was a testing ground for new ideas that would be used by future generations.
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