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Mesopotamia 31-32

Cards 31-32

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31. a. S.W.A.G.S.T.R S - Stable Food Supply W- Written Language A - Arts G - Government S - Social Structure T - Technology R - Religion
31. b. Importance of Swagstr The elements of SWAGSTR must be present to be able to have a civilization. Without a stable food supply, no civilization will be able to remain intact, eventually all of the citizens will either move, or starve. With religion it keeps people unified.
31. c. Importance of Swagstr (continued) Written language serves as a way to communicate between people, also without it people wont be able to record how much wheat/barley they sold. Technology serves as a helping hand because it makes things easier.
31. d. Importance of Swagstr (continued) The arts serve as a way for people to express their opinions and feelings. Social Structure is determined by your job. High (rulers), common, poor, slaves. Governments provide organization and security for it's people.
32. a Problem/Solution #1 The first problem was that the people living in the Zagros foothills couldn't produce enough food due to lack of space. Therfore, the people of the Zagros foothills moved into the plains.
32. b. Problem/Solution #2 In the plains there was an uncontrolled water supply. 1/4 of the year there was flooding, 3/4 of the year there was a drought. As a solution, the people built irrigation systems which consisted of leeves, canals, dams, and resevoirs.
32. c. Problem/Solution #3 The irrigation systems had to be maintied because silt was clogging the canals and preventing farms farther away from the river to get water. People were forced to work together, as they worked together they started to form communities.
32. d. Problem/Solution #4 These newly-formed cities fought over the right to use the water from the Tigris/Euphrates River. Due to this fighting the cities were forced to build walls and moats around themselves. These are the first city-states.
Created by: sstuhlmiller23



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