Western Civilization Influence

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The concept of the “West” began after the fall of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire declined for its division between the Eastern, and the Western Rome which occurred in 285 A.D. After the fall of Rome, the literature, its art, history, and technology were scattered and was lost near the western part of the empire. This scattering of lost history made the formation of a new West Empire. Christianity and Roman Catholicism played a dominant role in the shaping of the Western. There are three major parts that influenced and helped the development of the Western Civilization which is Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. Mesopotamia heavily influenced the development of western civilization, by their organized shaped communities. Many historians traced the roots western civilization back to the land area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Having land between rivers allowed a surplus of food from farming, engineering advances, such as the construction of canals, dams, drains, and the Sumerians and Babylonians could build large cities. This land was known to be Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia was the “West” first enormous societal structure and system. The western-based the first cultures which were originated from the Mesopotamia region, which shows how Mesopotamian cultures provided a great influence on the West. It became to be recognized as the “cradle of civilization’. The development of the wheel, the first writing system, which is Cuneiform, the wheel, and the
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