The Importance Of The Nile On The North Africa

1200 Words Mar 13th, 2016 5 Pages
The Nile is the longest river in the world. It flows from three branches: The Blue Nile, the White Nile and the Atbara. The Nile was the lifeline of Egypt. It shaped the nation 's economy, determined its political structure and culture. While the surrounding deserts and oceans provided security to Egypt, the Nile provided Egypt with prosperity. The aim of this paper would be dedicated to showing the Importance of the Nile in the rise of successful states in North Africa. A first part will be dedicated to showing the impact of the Nile on the agricultural domain. A second part will discuss the impact of the Nile when it comes to economic field. A third and last part will be dedicated to showing how this factors and obviously the Nile have contributed into the rise of successful states in North Africa.
On a historical note, The Nile River flooded on a regular basis each year, depositing rich sediments on the plains. The annual inundation of the Nile has made the narrow strip of land down the lower Nile very fertile. Therefore, crops were planted in the fertile soil, which led Egypt to be an agricultural nation producing a variety of fruits, vegetables and many other agricultural goods.
The basic needs for life are water and food. The Nile could provide security and sufficiency of food and water for the population and civilizations around the Nile.
Indeed, the Nile represented an important source of food. Major crops such as wheat, barley, flax, papyrus, fruit and vegetables…
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