The Greeks did not have an easy place to live. They didn’t have a great geography; they had mountain ranges cutting up the mainland, had no real major river, and Greece is very close to the sea. That’s why I disagree with the statement. Egypt has a way better geographical setting than Greece. Egypt has the Nile River which mostly dominates the land, very fertile land to grow things, and had a more significant impact on political, economic, and religious development.
One of the major geography impacts that the Egyptians had was that there were no short mountain ranges cutting and un-unifying there city states unlike Greece. Egypt had no mountains which meant that the people inside the Nile River Valley were unified. They could easily communicate to one another. The only thing that separated the Egyptians was Arabian Desert. This had a geographical impact on political development because the Pharaoh could control everybody. The Pharaohs got most of their power from political and religious roles in the kingdom. The people of Egypt considered the Pharaohs gods. “…led the government and served as judges, high priests, and generals in the army.”(Textbk p.20). The Pharaohs had absolute power.
Another major geographical impact that the Egyptians had on economic development was the Nile River. The great river that dominated Egypt was the source of trade, travel and even food. The Nile was very special; it could be traveled north to south or usually south to north. This made it easier to trade with distant parts of Egypt. The Nile also had another great importance, flooding. The people of Egypt would irrigate the Nile to grow crops such as; wheat and barley. The Nile River floods every year, which allows the people to wait until it floods and make good profits with their crops. Unlike the Egyptians the Greeks don’t have a major river for trading and traveling.
The third major geographical impact that the Egyptians had on religious development was having the...