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Chapter 2 Mesopotamia & the Fertile Crescent (Section 3) ONLY

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Empire
Many different lands & peoples brought under the control of one ruler
Fertile Crescent
Region stretching from the Persian Gulf northwest up the Tigris & Euphrates rivers and west over to the Mediterranean Sea
Code of law
Written rules for people to obey
Justice
Fair treatment of all people, based on the law
Tribute
Payment made in return for protection
Exile
Forced removal from one's homeland, often to lands far away
Toleration
Practice of allowing people to keep their traditions and beliefs
Provinces
Governmental divisions like states
Satraps
Governors of provinces in the Persian Empire
Royal Road
Road used for government purposes
Emperor
Ruler of an empire
Governor
Person chosen to rule over a territory
Policy
Course of action chosen by a government
Minted coins
Coins that are issued by the government and are official money
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