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irrigation

The bringing of water to crop fields by means of canals and ditches

2

silt

I fine soil carried in the water of rivers

3

fertile crescent

an arc of rich farmland in southwest Asia between the Persian golf and the Mediterranean sea

4

City state

A city and its surrounding lands functioning as an independent political unit

5

cultural diffusion

1966 1976 uprising in China lead by the red guards with the goal of establishing a society of peasants and workers in which we all were equal

6

dynasty

A series of rulers from a single-family

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empire

A political unit in which a number of peoples or countries are controlled by a single ruler

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polytheism

I believe in many gods

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hammurabi

most enduring legacy code of laws