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Post  Brandon H. on Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:17 pm

Hammurabi's code was the first set of codified laws. Hammurabi was the emperor of Babylon in Mesopotamia, before the common era. Hammurabi created a set of hundreds of laws, all written in cuneiform and all dealing with criminal and day to day things. The laws helped unite the people, at the time of the Babylonians, there was a diverse population, meaning many cultures. The law was something everyone knew and shared.
The law was based on, an eye for an eye, it was very brutal but made people not commit crimes out of fear. This I think was neccesary at the time. Hammurabi needed control, after all control over people is near impossible, isn't that right mr.Fisher, especialy students.
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Post  Josh Medrano on Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:50 pm

The Hammurabi code was very harsh. But it work good, people were scared to do bad stuff because they new they would get the same punishment. That was kinda like a retainer for evil, no body didn't anything against the law because of the fear they had to it.
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