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A '''civilization''' needs a form of government (a set of laws), a form of education, skilled workers, an agricultural surplus to feed the skilled workers, law enforcement, economy, and a currency or trading system.
  
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Civilization has also been defined by [[Clyde Kluckhohn]] as having "three essential criteria for civilization: towns containing more than 5000 people, writing, and monumental ceremonial centers".<ref>http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture1b.html</ref>
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In order to attain these prerequisites a group of humans must have climbed up the ladder of [[Technological Development]] necessary to attain them.
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Three major attributes of every civilization include:
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*'''Urbanism''' - There must be cities to have civilization.
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*'''Politics''' - There must be something to bring the people together.
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*'''Religion''' - There must be a code of conduct or standard of [[morality]] to maintain civilization.
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*People with common language, customs, government, and economy, earliest in [[Mesopotamia]] 3000 BC.
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====Positives====
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*More people, more sedentary, more predicable
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*More & Better food, clothing, and shelter
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*Lifespan increases
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*Sophisticated religion and technology
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====Negatives====
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*Tyrannical rule
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*Conscription & War
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==References==
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<small><references/></small>
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.aim.org/wls/category/civilization/ What Liberals Say - Category: Civilization], [[Accuracy In Media]]
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[[Category:History]]
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[[Category:Anthropology]]
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[[Category:Civilizations]]

Revision as of 12:41, 11 November 2012

A civilization needs a form of government (a set of laws), a form of education, skilled workers, an agricultural surplus to feed the skilled workers, law enforcement, economy, and a currency or trading system.

Civilization has also been defined by Clyde Kluckhohn as having "three essential criteria for civilization: towns containing more than 5000 people, writing, and monumental ceremonial centers".[1]

In order to attain these prerequisites a group of humans must have climbed up the ladder of Technological Development necessary to attain them.

Three major attributes of every civilization include:

  • Urbanism - There must be cities to have civilization.
  • Politics - There must be something to bring the people together.
  • Religion - There must be a code of conduct or standard of morality to maintain civilization.
  • People with common language, customs, government, and economy, earliest in Mesopotamia 3000 BC.

Positives

  • More people, more sedentary, more predicable
  • More & Better food, clothing, and shelter
  • Lifespan increases
  • Sophisticated religion and technology

Negatives

  • Tyrannical rule
  • Conscription & War

References

  1. http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture1b.html

External Links