From City-State to a United Nation
By: Sid Singh, Steven Kim
At first, the City-state Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia was a section of modern-day Iraq. This was an area that was dominated by the Parthians. They controlled one area for a very long time- 2500 years. In order to stay intact, there were kings that were considered descendents of the gods. They would be in charge of the crime, execution, and traditions that kept the city-state together for so long. These people fell to the Romans in 150BC, as the Parthians and the Romans clashed for very long. Mesopotamia kept their land for very long, but fell due to the small size.
Then, the conquest of the Roman Empire
The origins of Rome are very shaky due to the mentioning of the gods, but Aeneas took over modern-day Italy and started the Roman Empire. The system was well-balanced. Due to the fact of their sheer power, they conquested many areas and nearly controlled the whole European country. The government was a little more balanced. Although there was one king who had the highest authority, there were patriarchs and high nobles that constituted the whole land to be balanced. Slaves were very plentiful, and the religion was their own Roman one. The reason why the Romans fell was due to their large size, a portion of the west was left untouched. German emigrants in 400AD took away their part of the land and spread the Christian fate with them. Christianity was the main demise of the whole empire.
France and Germany Emerge
After the Roman Empire backed down to a smaller size, Gaul that was taken over finally became known as France. Germany took their own part of the land and became Germany, These countries developed an urge to conquest. From microstate to superpower, these countries became dominant in events that were future to arrive. Colonialism, and imperialism were big from Germany.