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    The Phoenician Empire

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    The Phoenician Empire The Mediterranean Sea has spawned many civilizations through history. The Phoenicians, which originated around 1200 BCE, is one example. Despite the rather small size of this civilization, its impact on our world has been considerable. Being a seafaring nation, the Phoenicians established colonies all over the Mediterranean area, including the present-day cities of Carthage and Tripoli. As notable traders, they shared cultures with many nations, which allowed their invention

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    Alexanders Empire

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    Alexander's Empire The ancient Kingdom of Macedonia, situated in the north of modern Greece, was established by Perdiccas I about 640 B.C. Perdiccas was a Dorian, although the Macedonian tribes included Thracian and Illyrian elements. Originally a semibarbarous and fragmented power, Macedon became tributary to Persia under the Persian kings Darius I and Xerxes I and thereafter struggled to maintain itself against Thracians and other barbarians and against the Greek cities of the Chalcidice as well

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    Ancient Empires

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    What is an Empire In today’s age, when one thinks of the word empire, they think it’s from ancient times where there were ancient civilizations. Webster dictionaries definition of empire is, “a major political unit having a territory of great extent or a number of territories or peoples under a single sovereign authority; especially:  one having an emperor as chief of state.” (Marriam-Webster) An empire is something like a state. It’s state with just one other layer of government with large political

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    Wilderness Empire

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    In Wilderness Empire, Allen W. Eckert has given a sweeping and thorough look into the lives of key decision makers and the pivotal events leading up to and including the French and Indian War. Through Eckert’s educated insight, the reader is able to enjoy a look into a distant way of life made edifying through his portrayal of historical figures. Following the lives of William Johnson and his friend Tiyanoga, a powerful leader of The Six Nations, the reader is able to better understand a way of life

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    America as an Empire

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    America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Power? Jim Garrison Jim Garrison’s book addresses a poignant theme faced by American culture today. Garrison explains that America must tread carefully in the present as to avoid crossing the fine line of acting as a “global leader” and acting as a “rogue power.” To begin with, I found it necessary to look up the word ‘rogue,’ which dictionary.com defines as “vicious and solitary,” clearly a negative term. This being established, Garrison is attempting

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    Roman Empire

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    The Roman Empire The people were happy. This is the underlying cause of the astounding length of time and space that the Roman Empire occupied most of the known western land. Great rulers met their downfall when they put their own status in front of the well being of the people they govern. When the citizens are left high and dry and not regarded as important to their society then this is when there is an overthrow of power and a new ruler comes into play. Citizens had a place in politics, they have

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    The Ottoman Empire were Muslims and included Hungary, Syria, Egypt, Bulgaria, and Albania, and they marched on land. The Ottoman Empire is said to have first appeared somewhere around the 1300’s, and can be related to the decline of the Byzantine Empire. They began conquering Christian lands and by the late 1600’s all Christians were afraid of the “terrible Turk”. It is no wonder that many other people were afraid of the Ottoman Empire since they seem to be really rather powerful and they conquered

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    Mayan Empires

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    The United States is considered to be an empire it can be compared to the Romans and the Mayan’s. Most of the history books, websites, and encyclopedias all end with the same message when it comes to the crumbling of empires, the lesson is that little overlooked details could derail hundreds of lives. Little mistakes have happened in the past with other empires where it all came down to techniques of farming. Though the quality of life may be on the rise for Americans, there are many things that

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    The Byzantine Empire Byzantium was an ancient Greek colony founded by a man named Byzas. This colony’s basic purpose was to serve as a trade point between Europe and Asia Minor. A man named Constantine was looking for a site to make a new Roman capital. What attracted Constantine to this place was the fact that he could control land and sea routes between Asia and Europe. Since the sea bordered the city on three sides, only one defense was required to enclose the city and it was done with a wall

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    the foundation and roots of all affluent empires. The Manden Kurufaba Empire, often called the Mali Empire, was located in West Afrika. Which included the modern day countries of Mali, Niger, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, and The Gambia. It’s ruling power began around 1235 CE and became one of the richest African Empires in the world. While the Wagadu Empire, often called the Ghana Empire, began around 800 CE (although some legends say 500 CE). The Wagadu Empire took over the gold and salt trade, until

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