Akkadian Empire and Babylonian Empire

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Akkadian Empire and Babylonian Empire

Post  Joshua T on Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:49 pm

An empire is a large political unit or state usually under a single leader that controls many peoples or territories. The Akkadian Empire was the first ever empire to rise. The Akkadians spoke a Semitic Language. The first empire was formed by Sargon of Akkad. Sargon was the ruler of Akkad. Sargon used former rulers old conquered cities and states as his new governors. Sargon's Empire consisted of all of Mesopotamia and all land west towards the Mediterranean Sea. The Akkadian Empire did not last long. The Empire fell in 2150 BC.

The Babylonian Empire reached its maximum power during the reign of Hammurabi. Hammurabi was a great king who invented the first codified law code. This law code was called the Code of Hammurabi. The code was based on an Eye for and Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth. This mean that if I cut your hand off you must cut mine off. The laws were very harsh and very strict. This was done for a good cause. If people were afraid of the laws people would not commit crimes. Hammurabi was not surprised at the result because he knew it would form law and order. The crime rate was very low during the reign of Hammurabi but when he left his throne nothing went well for the Babylonian Empire. They eventually fell.

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