(Mahoney, 2008) The River is still a source of food and water. The river Nile contributes greatly to Agriculture in Egypt. To date, the Nile River remains one of the most outstanding and amazing natural feature that continues to add value and improve the Egyptian economy and the Middle East economy as well. Note that the waters of the Nile have attracted and affected politics in AFRICA FOR MANY generations. This is because of the influence the river has had on many different political aspects.
One significant geographical factor that contributed to the development of the early human society of Egypt is the Nile River. Ancient Egypt could not have existed without this body of water. Egypt is located in a desert with sand and high temperatures that requires resourceful use of water to survive. The Nile enabled agriculture and other foundations that the civilization was built upon. Not only did the river supply the needed moisture to the crops, but the banks of the river contain fertile soils that were necessary for the thriving food source.
Egyptian civilization originates in regions of East Africa along Nile River, isolated by desserts and water. In Egypt, the floods of Nile River were much more predicted and coincided with the growing season. Silt carried by the Nile fertilized the fields every year. The agriculture had spread along the Nile easily and formed a strong foundation of the civilization. The first royal dynasty to bring the city-states in Mesopotamia together was the kingdom of Akkadia, followed by a later kingdom of Babylonia.
Compare and contrast essay Although Europe, Africa, and the Americas differed in the effect of the population increase/decrease and economic impact they were similar in the trade routes that were utilized between 1492 and 1750 because of the Atlantic world. Europe benefited from the new contacts between them Africa, and the Americas. When they came into contact with the new world , they were able to bring back corn and potatoes, because of the new found cash crops brought back, the population increased. Economically this was beneficial, because with the new colonies established, Europe was able to develop mercantilism. It proved to be very beneficial to Europe and was practiced for quite some time.
Themes in US and World History Task # 1 Nina Valentin 1. Without the seasonal flooding of the Nile, hunter gatherers in the Predynastic period would never have settled into agricultural villages which would lead to the development of Egyptian culture (history.com). In Ancient Egyptian the majority of the population where farmers. The peasant population depended on the cyclical flooding of the Nile to fertilize the surrounding land for cultivation. Since the majority of the population was based in small farming villages along the Nile, agriculture was the basis for their economy (history.com).
Jarrod Tasnady 9/20/14 Economics played a huge role in the establishment of European colonies in North America. From the beginning in settlements such as Jamestown and Plymouth went nearly extinct. They were saved by advancements in the economy. Due to agricultural discoveries farmers were able to produce a high demand in tobacco. This is what led to the establishment of not only Jamestown and Plymouth but as well as many other future settlements.
They traveled on the rivers to other civilizations to trade supplies needed for living and things they treasured. When the rivers flooded, they created fertile fields. The farmers used the rich, fertile soil to grow grain to make a surplus of food. Although historians and archeologists concur that each of these societies worshipped several Divine Beings, not much else is known about the Indus Valley religion. However, evidence shows that Sumer, Egypt, and China believed in gods closely related to nature.
Africans were forced into new modernization of agricultural technique which was introduced by Europeans. In essence, native Africans had to produce what they don’t consume and what they don’t produce in order to enrich the home country. Food produced by Africans was transported to the home country for profit. Meanwhile, non native whites profited richly from this economic system and native black populations remain in poverty (Korieh & Njoku, P.339-342). Underdevelopment There was several immediately obvious aspect of that underdevelopment that we need to elaborate.
Strategic factors played a changing role in Britain’s relationship with its African empire throughout the expansion period 1870-1902, the consolidation period 1902-1955 and the de-colonisation period 1955-1981. In some of these periods Strategy was right at the foreground of Britain’s rule in Africa and other times it was pushed to the back by other major factors. These include economic considerations, International relations, changing attitudes and nationalism. Many historians such as Martin Pugh saw that ‘the most obvious motive for British expansion was strategic’. Britain’s strategic motives in Africa centred on thwarting the growth of rival European powers as well as securing its interests in Africa.
Its wealth was based on the River Nile and the fertile soil in which gave rich harvests of good crops, farming was so successful that even land owners in Egypt became very fortunate. Egypt’s wealth led to various improvements from prehistoric medicine. For example, they had employed doctors and physicians especially for the Pharaoh. These specialist doctors spent the majority of their time trying to improve their understanding of medicine and health. Most Egyptians were also able to employ specialist craftsmen to make things like tools and jewellery.