The Collapse of Khmer at Angkor Wat
By Andrew Bauersfeld and Madeline Friedland
The Angkor Watt Society
One of the main reasons leading up to the collapse of The Khmer at Angkor Wat civilization was the unreliable Weather. They experienced 3 severe droughts with intense monsoon rains in between. The Droughts made it nearly impossible to have a reliable source of water which is needed in a successful society. Also many civilizations like this one needed to farm and grow crops in order to have a stable food source for the people. The Monsoons and Droughts greatly impacted the civilization by stunting the growth of their crops which were needed for their survival. The droughts and monsoons also made irrigation systems and canals fail. This happened due to the overflow in Monsoons and lack of water during droughts. These were needed to bring water to farms and households and to keep the city's clean. Without irrigation and Canals, a major lifeline for the civilization was cut off, leading to the collapse of Khmer at Angkor Wat.
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