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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Athens Democracy

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    Portfolio paper A Democracy is said to work better and have better outcomes, but a Monarchy was said to be the most common use of government. However , monarchy of the new times is not characterized in terms of unlimited political power anymore as it has transformed to a more citizen-friendly government. A Monarchy is a political system ruled by one individual who usually increases his role through inheritance. Although the Athens were ruled by a monarchy until the seventh century B.C

  • The Persian Empire And The Achaemenid Empire

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    In order for something to grow, it needs roots. The roots will soon develop and continue to grow. In relation to this statement, the Achaemenid Empire, in which lasted from 550–330 BC, began as Cyrus II, otherwise known as Cyrus the Great, had continued to conquer lands and grow his empire. By doing so, Cyrus II created the most extensive empire that has been dated throughout history. However, in order for the empire to last, it needed to continue to develop in ways that would benefit the livelihoods

  • Alexander the Great administration

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    Alexander governs his administration using techniques of Macedonian and Persian's. The Persian satrap in Asia enabled Alexander to govern a large amount of territory. In India, he replaced hostile rulers with rulers loyal to him and increased their territory. He used the Macedonia practice of founding cities to encourage loyalty with the natives. While he allowed the Persians and Indians to move up in his administration, he primarily used Macedonians. Alexander took the throne of Macedonia after

  • The Persian Government System

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    The government system of the ancient Persians is organized in a manner where there are 24 different provinces, also known as satrapies. A governor called a “Satrap” would rule over one of these satrapies. Satraps were appointed by the king to regulate the many duties governing a province requires. Satraps would do things for their individual province such as enforce law and order, and collect taxes and tributes. On top of that, they sometimes served alongside Persia`s army commanders to protect the

  • How Did The Persian Kings Control And Govern The Various Parts Of Their Realm?

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    the demise of the Achaemenid Empire. The system that Darius I put in place split the empire up into roughly twenty “satrapies” that would be governed by “satraps.” The satraps were responsible for collecting the annual tribute set by the king, drafting people to the army, and maintaining justice and security within their satrapy. The satraps would also have an armed force at their disposal to keep everybody within their satrapy in line. (Gershevitch 1985, 267) Inspectors would also periodically

  • Why Did the Achaemenid Empire Fall? Essay

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    at the height of its power. So how does an Empire so large and with such great power collapse? Was it struggle for power, which every new king had to suffer after the death of Darius the Great? Or was it because of corruption of the ministers and Satraps that made the empire decline. Maybe it could have been the invading Greek forces lead by Phillip the II of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great or are all these to blame?

  • The World Of Ancient Persia

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    his people and protect the weak, so the empire began to have satrapes. A satrap was usually part of the royal family and carried out the laws of the goverment and did deeds such as collecting taxes, keeping the roads safe, putting down rebels and criminals, and enforcing peace. Satraps were also judges of criminal and civil cases in their legion. At times of war, satraps could act as military commanders. However most satraps were not trustworthy and in order to keep watch of what they were doing the

  • Persian Empire Dbq

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    The Persian Empire overtook the weakening Babylonian empire under the rule of Cyrus and then expanded under his successors. The Persian Empire was unique in its ruling over the people that it had conquered, especially under the rule of Cyrus and Darius.1 In order to ensure that the empire would continue to flourish, in spite of its expansion and increasing size, the Persian rulers integrated the local cultures and peoples, which benefitted both the Empire and those they conquered.2 Although they

  • Compare And Contrast Political And Persian Political System

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    basically opposite of each other. The Persian Empire had been ruled by a King from a central location; but the size of the Empire was so large that he wasn't able to effectively rule alone. He got a number of governors called Satraps to rule in his stead in different provinces. The Satraps were almost always Persian, but he did let the local officials to be chosen from local people with local language and customs. To keep insurrections or treason from happening, he employed a secret police system known as

  • The Narrasian Empire : The Success Of The Persian Empire

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    The question is not what empire was the most successful but how did they do it. An empire is a kingdom is so powerful that they can conquer the kingdoms around them who have different cultures and it becomes multi-ethnic. The Persian empire is said by many to be by far the most successful. They are known for many different things including creating the road system and shaping what we know today as the middle east. There are many different reasons the Persians were able to grow to control so much

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