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Title: Early Civilizations: Mesopotamia, India, and China


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Early Civilizations Mesopotamia, India, and China
  • World History
  • WHG F2 F3

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Mesopotamia
  • Translates to Land Between the Rivers
  • Rivers Tigris and Euphrates
  • Flooding is inconsistent so irrigation is needed
  • Irrigation Rechanneling of river water to
    provide a constant water source
  • Soil between the rivers is very fertile and good
    for agriculture
  • Religion Mostly polytheistic (belief in multiple
    Gods)
  • Some monotheism (belief in one God) but not much

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Iraq
Israel
Saudi Arabia
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Ancient India
  • Protected by the Himalayas (mountains) and the
    Indus River
  • Precipitation came from monsoon seasons
  • Inconsistent rainfall patterns
  • Believed in Hinduism and Buddhism

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Ancient China
  • Water sources come from the Yellow and Yangtze
    Rivers
  • Land is mostly mountains and deserts
  • Only ten percent of China is suitable for
    agriculture
  • Religiously believed in supernatural forces
  • Very philosophical
  • Confucianism
  • Daoism

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