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American History

 

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Harry W

 

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January 11, 2015

 

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University

 

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A

 

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Nevertheless, the earliest civilizations were all considered sacred states, where authorities claimed to govern by divine command. Such rulers were perceived as gods themselves or governed in the name of some heavenly authority. Among the world's ancient civilizations, a variety of religious beliefs, along with political and social institutions, were found...
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However, these people shared a common view: that authority is divine. In other words, they saw no difference between the state's secular and sacred functions. A small minority ? of priests, bureaucrats, and soldiers- gained power and oppressed the many. These rulers maintained power by merely using the systems of writing...
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