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Persian Empire (547 - 331 B.C.E)

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Persian Empire (547-331 B.C.E)
The Persian Empire is the greatest empire the world has ever seen, with its organized government and administration, their intimidating and strong military, and advance technology.

Persian Government and Administration
Organization
The Persian's Government and Administration is a prime example of efficiency and organization. Their Government and Administration was so organize that people from other empires wanted to be conquered by the Persians so they were under their Government. Everybody envied the Persian's Government and Administration.
Provinces
The Great Empire of Persia was divided into twenty provinces. Each province was supervised by responsible and intelligent Satraps. The Satrap lived in the province that they governed making the Satrap and its families close to the local natives. The tight connection with the local natives made the relationship between them and the government more trustworthy, organize and something the people actually seek which was a close relationship with its local leader.
Royal Roads
The creation of the Royal Roads just didn't connect the outlying province to the heart of the empire, it strengthen the relationship the outer provinces to the center of the empire. The well maintained and patrolled of the Royal Roads improve the communications of each province. The Royal Roads is the postal system that revolutionized communications.
Strategic Points
The Persian people were allowed to roam around freely in the empire through out the way points. The mountain passes, river crossings , and important urban centers were the routes the travelers would take. The Persians trusted their people therefore they gave them rights to roam around.
Special Agents
Each province treated people humanely. Each province provided own customs , laws and religion. The center of the Persian Empire would send out secret agents out to each province, they were the "ears and eyes" of the empire. The agents job is to check if there was any trespassers only for the sake of the empire and the safety of the citizens.
Persian Military
The Persian Army was something not to be mess with. They were known for having one of the strongest military in humanity. If you were a threat to the Persian Empire you would be wiped out easily, you wouldn't wanna be the opposing opponent. Their military force is so strong and intimidating that the opposing army that was about to be crushed in less than five minutes felt a stampede of Persian troops that was marching like a plethora of elephants.
Persian Soldiers
Persian Archers
When it comes to the Persian Army nothing can detain them. They're specialty was long distance attacks from their archers, the Persian troops didn't meet face to face they were more about killing more of the opposing opponent and sustaining less causalities, they did that by attacking long distance. The Persian Archers is so strong and skilled that they would conquered the sun by covering the sky with a enormous amount of arrows during battle.
Imagine a booming size of vigorous Persian Soldiers which is bloodthirsty for fragile troops, that's what opponents had to face when battling the Persian Empire.The Persian Soldiers were very intimidating, they were even more intimidating when they were known as the 10,000 immortals. The 10,000 immortals is an elite force of skilled Persian soldiers that could never been killed.
Rulers
Persia had many great wise rulers (Achaemendids). One wise Achaemendid that build the Persian Empire was Cyrus. Cyrus united various struggling Persian Tribes and the Median people and overthrew the weak Median monarch sometime around 550 B.C.E. Cyrus was wise with his way of words, he made a deal with the strong Neo-Babylonian Empire. Cyrus ended up bringing his tough army to the gates and the gates was open without any struggle and swept in Mesopotamia in a flash.
Persian Conquest
The Persian Empire conquered all of the fertile crescent and Asia minor, had an empire expanded to three continent in a span of 11 years all because of the hard work of the Persian citizens and the solid fought battles of the Persian Army. The Persians put their blood, sweat and tears into the empire.
Technology
The Persian's technology was too advance for their time. They didn't have to rely on agricultural surplus, the Persians had their own inventions to trade. The Persian's had all these new inventions that other empire weren't aware of, they thought the Persian's will take over the world with their advancement in all categories.
Irrigation
Mountain Slopes
Way Stations
Persepolis
Irrigation enable the loyal people of Persia to move down from the mountain valleys and open the plains to agriculture. Irrigation is important because it would allow the Persian's to have agricultural surpluses adding it as another resource to the many resources the Persian's already have.
Mountain Slopes , more heavily wooded than they are now, provided fuels and materials for building and crafts. Objects of trade tended to be minerals and crafted goods such as textiles and carpets. Mountain Slopes just wasn't a fuel for building and craft it also fueled the advancement of Persian technology and trade.
The smart invention of Way stations were built as interval to receive important travelers and couriers caring official correspondence for the Great Empire of Persia.
On certain occasion the great Kings of Persia would return to one special place back in the homeland. The second found father of Persia Darius I began a large construction of a ceremonial capital Persepolis. The construction of the capital was to advertise Persia's wealth and power. Therefore the reason why the capital is very large.
Joshua Dizon
Period 2
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