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1

do you remember what "mesopotamia" means?

between the rivers

2

what two rivers is mesopotamia between?

the tigris and the euphrates

3

where was the ancient country of sumer?

in mesopotamia

4

were the cities of sumer friendly with each other?

no, they fought constantly

5

who conquered all the sumerian city-states and made them into one country?

sargon

6

what did sargon call his country?

akkadia...or the akkadian empire

7

how did sargon keep control over his akkadian empire?

he made harsh laws and had his soldiers force people to obey

8

what do we call it when a ruler uses an army to force the people to obey without question?

military dictatorship

9

tell me about the first sumerian dictator

the sumerian cities in mesopotamia fought with each other until sargon conquered them all, creating the akkadian empire. he was a harsh ruler, using his army to force the people to obey him.