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Why Did Civilization Expand? (4:23)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:58 Why did civilizations expand geographically?
  2. 02:35 Why did many leaders of agrarian civilizations choose conquest to pay their expenses rather than trying to raise money in lands they already controlled?
  3. 03:04 What are some examples of ways that military innovations supported trade and other important human activities?