Presentation on theme: "First Empires I.From States to Empires II.Neo-Assyrian Empire, 911-612 BCE III.Persian Empire, 559-331 BCE IDs: Forced Assyrianization, Ashur, Royal Road,"— Presentation transcript:
First Empires I.From States to Empires II.Neo-Assyrian Empire, 911-612 BCE III.Persian Empire, 559-331 BCE IDs: Forced Assyrianization, Ashur, Royal Road, eyes and ears
Empires: Argument Faced with the same problem of controlling a large multi-ethnic empire, the Neo-Assyrians tried to assimilate subject peoples by force, while the Persians used lenient multi-ethnic policies to attract the support of subject peoples.
I. From State to Empire A. Cultures States (ca. 1500 BCE)
Argument The Neo-Assyrians and the Persians had the same problems of controlling a large empire, but they used very different projects to solve those problems. The Neo-Assyrians relied on terror and compulsion, while the Persians used leniency and attraction.
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