First Babylonian Empire
First characteristics of an empire
Structures display power and luxury
Structures display creativity
establish vast market places, road systems and infrastructures
Include diverse peoples
Create bureaucratic administrators
What is hegemony?
Spreading ideology creates a standard of living that other people want
What is rule by dominance?
Maintains control through shear military and economic force
First reason for collapse of empires
Failure of leadership
Second failure reason
Overextension of the administration
Third failure reason
Collapse of the economy
Fourth failure reason
Doubts over ideology
Fifth failure reason
Which empire ruled with violence and brutality?
Which empire was ruled by Sargon the Great?
Who did the Hittites collapse to?
The sea people
Which empire created the two wheeled chariot?