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The Persian Empire

 

The Persian Empire, started in 539 B.C., stretched from the
Indus River all the way to Egypt. They are considered a
model for the future empires because of their justice,
simple religion, and roads. Unlike some of the pharaohs in
Egypt, who collected any amount of tax, anytime they wanted
to, the Persian rulers collected the taxes fairly. Fairly
means no sudden increasing in tax amounts and no sky-high
tax amounts. Even though the Persian kings has the same
power as a pharaoh, they did not abuse their power by being
unfair in administrating justices. They were fair to
everyone. Also, the Persians won the favor of the priests
and the loyalty of the people by appointed the kings and
officials from the countries they have conquered as
governors, and let the people keep their own religions and
laws. The Persians only worshipped two gods, one good god,
who symbolizes light, was Ahura Mazda; and the evil god,
symbolizes darkness and death, was Ahriman. This religion
was developed by Zoroaster, a great prophet and religious
reformer, in about 600 B.C. Zoroastrianism was a model
because of its simpleness. Unlike other early civilizations
that worshipped many gods, the Persians saved time and
money by concentrating on two gods. Another model from the
Persians was road. Because of road, the communication
became better and faster; not only that, the trading
process was better too. Because of roads, everyone can
travel faster and safer, especially for the caravans. If it
hasn't for the Persians, we probably would not have all
these advantages and any fair justices. If it wasn't for
them, we would not and cannot live in this world peacefully
now. 

 




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