Decline of Civilizations

by Dylan Cao

Sumerians

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How long it existed

5400 BCE to 1750 BCE

Reason for decline

Mesopotamia was invaded repeatedly by the Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, etc.

Akkadian

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How long it existed

2334 BCE - 2083 BCE

Reason for decline

The Akkadian empire started to decline due tot internal fighting, invasions, and severe famine.

Babylonian

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How long it existed

2000 BCE - 312 BCE

Reason for decline

After Hammurabi died, his sons took over, but they were not good leaders and the empire got weak. The Kassites conquered Babylon.

Egyption

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How long it existed

3500 B.C. - 642 A.D.

Reason for decline

The Egyptian empire was invaded, conquered, and ruled by different foreign powers.

Ancient India

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How long it existed

5500 BCE - 1044 CE

Reason of decline

The Ancient Indian civilization was invaded multiple times by Persians, Alexander the Great, etc.

China

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How long it existed

6500 BCE - 1234 CE

Reason of decline

It started to decline because of reasons such as a refusal to trade, an uprising against foreign control, and the change of monarchy to a democracy.

Mesopotamia

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How long it existed

3500 BC - 1500 AD

Reason of decline

Mesopotamia fell due to invaders such as Cyrus the Great when the Persian Empire started.

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