World History

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World Biography Project: bio project.17

Course Expectations:  Honors World History.expect

Assignment Sheet: world.assign.8.explore

Class Presentation: unit 8


Links to 1000 AD cities presentations:  Presentations due by 8AM on Monday 11/20. Individually, due by class time Tuesday 11/21 by 9AM – peruse the other groups’ presentations, and enter a reply below that describes which of the cities YOU would choose to live in and explain why (DO NOT choose the city your group worked on)

Angkor       Baghdad       Cahokia       Cairo       Changan

Constantinople        Cordoba         Jerusalem     Kiev 

Kumbi Saleh           Kyoto           London        Paris 

Tula           Venice


Extra Credit *topic” and/or articles – choose, read, respond below with your thoughts and/or respond to others’ thoughts too

*Thoughts on the A&E Top 25 list – reordering of peeps?  Or, come up with your own list for Top ??? of the 21st century?  Or, which determinism is the most important in determining who is most “significant”, and why??*

Modern Tech – Night being lost

Early origins of the Plague in Europe




  1. Top 25 Most Influential People of the 21st Century:
    #25: Lin Manuel-Miranda: Creator of the hit Broadway Musical ‘Hamilton’ – His show spread the ideas of the foundations of the United States of America to not only students and children, but to adults and teachers alike.
    #24: Jimmy Wales – The Creator of Wikipedia; his creation is used by millions around the world.
    #23: Hilary Clinton – Former Leading Democratic Candidate in the 2016 Presidential Elections; first female candidate to go into the primaries.
    #22: Jimmy Carter – Former US President – Peace Negotiator
    #21: Michelle Obama – Former First Lady of the United States (Husband to Former President Barack Obama) – Influential Women’s Rights Activist
    #20: Oprah Winfrey – Ideological – Well-Known Women’s Rights Activist
    #19: Malala Yousafzai – Pakistan Education Reform Activist
    #18: Nelson Mandela – Known for his Efforts Against the Nature of South American Society.
    #17: Mark Zuckerberg – Founder of Facebook, a well known social-media around the world.
    #16: Stephen Hawking – Brilliant Physicist
    #15: Jeff Bezos – Amazon: Brought it to become one of the World’s Largest Corporations
    #14: Linus Torvalds – Creator of ‘Linux’ (Coding System)
    #13: Bill Gates – Technological – Former CEO of Microsoft. Furthermore, he is the second richest man alive in this day and age.
    #12: Elon Musk – Technological – Co-Founder of PayPal – Numerous Advances in Technology
    #11: George W Bush – Former President during the time of the 9/11 Attack
    #10: Steve Jobs – Technological – Entrepreneur and Founder of ‘Apple’ – Shaped the Technology of Today (iPhone)
    #09: Larry Page – Founders of Google (Interchangeable with Sergey Brin)
    #08: Sergey Brin – Founders of Google (Interchangeable with Larry Page)
    #07: Pope Francis – Ideological – Current Pope of the Catholic Church
    #06: Barack Obama – Former U.S. President for 8 Years – First Black President of the United States – Shaped American Society for Years to Come
    #05: Tim Berners-Lee – Creator of the ‘World-Wide Web’ alongside the Free Internet
    #04: Vladimir Putin – Current President of Russia – {Possible} Interference with the 2016 Presidential Elections
    #03: Donald Trump – Economic/Ideological – Current President of the United States (2017) – Tremendous Success in Business
    #02: Osama Bin Ladin – Leader of Al-Qaeda – Played a Key Role in the 9/11 Attack, Igniting a Battle Against Terrorism with the United States.
    #01: Kim Jong Un – North Korean Dictator – Rules over his Country with an Iron Fist – Effecting the world with a threat of Nuclear War

    • To Add to #25: Lin Manuel Miranda – Miranda had implemented some ideological effects into his musical, as he had mainly an African-American cast, who played Caucasian people in the real events of history. Thus, showing more opportunities for those of African-American decent.

  2. 25. Oprah Winfrey – Helped empower women
    24. Mark Zuckerberg – Founded facebook which currently has about 2 billion monthly users
    23. Jimmy Wales – Created Wikipedia
    22. Stephen Hawking – Extremely smart. Dedicated his life to understanding the universe and passing that knowledge onto others
    21. Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim – Created Youtube
    20. Michael Phelps – Most renowned olympic athlete with the most gold medals out of anyone else
    19. Pope Francis – He’s the pope
    18. Anthony Atala – Has made huge medical breakthroughs- especially surrounding the growing of organs
    17. Rex Tillerson – Chairman of Exxon mobil and the US secretary of state.
    16. George W. Bush – Was a US president. Began American war on terrorism.
    15. Jeff Bezos – Founded Amazon. Richest man in the world
    14. Tim Berners-Lee – Created world wide web and advocates for free internet
    13. Sergey Brin – One of two co-founders of google. 13th richest man alive.
    12. Larry Page – The other co-founder of google. 12th ri chest person in the world.
    11. Osama Bin Laden – Sparked the US’s fight against terrorism and led what is one of the most powerful terrorist groups today, Al Qaeda. Also increased US security and greatly affected us
    10. Hillary Clinton – Former US secretary of state, ran against Donald Trump in the 2016 election
    9. Linus Torvalds – Created Linux OS
    8. Elon Musk – Cofounder of Paypal and trying to make space flight commercially available with his company, spaceX. Also helped the development of cars and alternative energy
    7. Tony Blair – Former prime minister of UK, is working today to help many governments.
    6. Steve Jobs – Former CEO and founder of Apple
    5. Bill Gates – Former CEO and founder of Microsoft (Windows OS, Xbox, etc…). Second richest man alive.
    4. Barack Obama – Was a US president who changed the balance of the US government towards his perspectives and introduced affordable healthcare and led America through times of crisis.
    3. Vladimir Putin – Russian president who allegedly influenced the 2016 US election and may continue to have an affect on American politics
    2. Donald Trump – American President, he is affecting almost the entire world with a combination of agreements and treaties or crazed threats
    1. Kim Jong Un – North Korean Dictator, he changed his country and is affecting a lot of the world with a threat of nuclear war

  3. Top 25 Most Influential People of the 21st Century
    25. Bill Gates – Former head of Microsoft, has given billions to charity
    24. King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud – King of Saudi Arabia
    23. Jamie Dimon – Head of JP Morgan Chase, the largest US bank
    22. Rex Tillerson – Former head of Exxon Mobil, and US Secretary of State
    21. Bashar al-Assad – the state of the Middle East right now
    20. Hillary Clinton – Secretary of State and former presidential nominee
    19. Osama Bin Ladin – His role in 9/11
    18. Mark Zuckerberg – Two billion people on Facebook
    17. Warren Buffet – Owns Berkshire Hathaway, and one of the richest men in the world
    16. Janet Yellen – Chair of the Federal Reserve
    15. George W Bush – Response to 9/11
    14. Steve Jobs – iPhone, tech of today
    13. Christine Lagarde – Head of the IMF
    12. Sergey Brin & Larry Page – Google
    11. Donald Trump – US President
    10. Jeff Bezos – Led Amazon to become on of the world’s largest corporations
    9. Jiang Jianqing – Head of the ICBC, the largest bank in the world
    8. Pope Francis – He’s redefining the pope
    7. Kim Jong Un – N. Korea’s development of nuclear weapons
    6. David Cameron – Brexit
    5. Narendra Modi – India’s president
    4. Xi Jinping – China’s president, reforming China
    3. Angela Merkel – Germany’s president, huge voice in international affairs
    2. Barack Obama – Shaped the US for nearly half of this century
    1. Vladimir Putin – Possible influence in 2016 election, led Russia from Yeltsin years, Crimea

    • I overall agree with your list, however, I think that Xi Jinping is probably the number 1 or 2 as and definitely above Angela Merkel. He has laid the grounds for the Chinese international expansion and the probable rise of China that will most likely shape the 21st century. He has brought China to a near superpower status and continues to expand its influence. Another person I believe should be on the list (11-14) is Sadaam Hussain. His actions sparked the US invasion of Iraq and the following instability and Insurgent movements. Finally, I believe that Ban Ki-moon the UN secretary general from 2007-2016 should be on the list for his contributions to humanity and various international humanitarian movements.

  4. The article “Modern Tech – Night Being Lost” talks about how because of the increasing amount of light pollution that humans are causing, we are losing nighttime: because, as it gets dark, we just turn on lights, which makes it as if it’s still day. Images taken by satellite of the Earth at night show the difference in light between the years, and the difference is astounding. Many places around the globe are becoming brighter, because more places in the world are getting access to electricity, and the ones that have electricity are expanding on it by adding more lights. Although this is a good thing, there are detrimental side effects of having light around the clock. This is affecting, not just humans, but also animals and plants around the globe. Trees exposed to more light burst their buds up to a week earlier than others which were not in brightly lit areas. Birds who migrated at night behaved radically different after urban light installations. Nocturnal pollinators are less active because of the increasing amount of artificial light use; this poses a problem, as without pollinators, the majority of plants won’t grow. Blue light especially affects humans, as melatonin, the hormone that is responsible for our sleeping, is extremely sensitive to this blue light; it tricks the mind into thinking that it is still daylight, making falling asleep after using screens difficult. Thus, we stay awake later, and our days become longer, making our nights shorter, because there are only twenty-four hours in a day. This goes against our circadian rhythms, our internal clock, which is not healthy and has negative consequences. If this pattern continues, it is possible that there will be light around the clock, with people sleeping less (which makes very bad things happen to your body in a very short amount of time; sleep deprivation is something very serious, as it has serious consequences). Although this may sound drastic, it is a possibility that eventually the Earth will be lit up all night by artificial light created by humans.

  5. I would choose to live in Paris, because it was clearly safe and in a good geographic position with access many trade routes. The economy was clearly very good and access to trade routes made it that much better. Plus, the group clearly put in a lot of work, and their slides about the dye needed for the shirts as well as all the extra slides really sold it, as well as their diss track.

  6. (New Response) I would choose to live in Baghdad because it was a huge center of trade for the world as it is in the middle east. Their wide array of bazaars (Markets) that contain a wide array of things to sell. They also had the Baghdad house of wisdom which held some of the greatest texts and minds of the world and discoveries of different innovations and inventions. They also have beautiful art and murals supported by their Islamic faith.

  7. From the presentations I have seen, I think I would choose to live in Chang’an. It’s an amazing place for trade (it is at the home of the Silk Road). Although it has had some internal conflicts, the city is at its peak and the Ming dynasty is on it’s way to becoming the most advanced civilization in the world.

    From a more personal perspective, I choose Chang’an because I would love to travel the Silk Road or at least trade with many people. I could likely change history by spreading ideas that haven’t been invented yet and such. However, from what I’ve read/seen Chang’an in the safest city to start exploring the Silk Road

    Go Chang’an gang!

  8. I think Mr. Sak should live in Baghdad because of the abundance of trade and the wealth gained from it. Baghdad would also be a perfect place to start a t-shirt business, because you can easily trade them through the Silk Road. Finally, the city is relatively well-protected and the occupations by different empires and peoples didn’t seem to have an overwhelmingly negative effect on the city.

  9. I would want to live in Jerusalem because it has many sacred and historic landmarks, and culture is very important there. It has effective infrastructure with many roads, and border walls. It has low threats of attack, and is diverse and very beautiful.

  10. If I lived in one of these nations, I would choose Constantinople. There are many reasons that this is my first choice. First, the city is well defended and only has one way of attack from the land, so my business would be well protected last longer. Another reason for choosing Constantinople has to be their location as a trading hub with access to the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. This would allow my business to reach across multiple bodies of water and reach the many countries that border them. I would be able to get resources from all over to make my shirts, and ship them all over the world. The final reason I would choose the Byzantine Empire is its lack of threats and longevity. The presentation says that they only had conflicts with two other nations, the Bulgarians and Kiev, and further research shows that they completely defeated the Bulgarians in 1025, and war with Kiev stopped around 1043. The empire also lasted almost 500 years after 1000 AD, and would’ve been a great place to start any company.

  11. I think Mr. Sak should choose to live in Paris. Paris was safe, as it had watchmen that monitored the city for robbers/criminals. This added a layer of security for each citizen.
    Paris was in a good position geographically, as it was located along the Seine River, which allowed goods to be shipped in and out of the city. Intercontinental trade routes passed through Paris. Paris also had a lot of farmland, so food supply was not an issue like it was in other cities.
    The Parisian government was very organized; the social structure was split into classes, and the government distributed a uniform currency. These are all reasons why Mr. Sak should live in Paris.

  12. When it comes to my personal preference on a 1000 AD place to live, other than the Caliphate of Cordoba of course, I would without a doubt choose to live in the city of Venice, Italy. The answer to the question I’m quite sure you’re thinking, “Why would you want to live in the city of Venice?”, is brought forth through a series of different reasons.
    For example, Venice had a plethora of possible job opportunities. Jobs had included historians, philosophers, mathematicians, along with humanists. With Venice being a center of intellect and art, why wouldn’t you want to live here? Even if you weren’t able to find a job in one area, there would be plenty of other opportunities.
    In addition, the eastern sandbars of Venice had made it so that an assault of Venice would be rather difficult. This, in theory, limits the number of attacks on Venice by a long shot. With such safety, living and running a Tom Brady T-Shirt Business here would be beyond ideal.
    To piggyback on the subject of safety, Venice’s location also heavily influenced this key feature. Venice itself was based upon the foundation of safety, being built throughout a hard-to-travel lagoon. With this, invasions were diminished drastically.

  13. I would like to live in Baghdad at this time period. As it is the center of learning of the Eastern and the Western world. It is also on the major trading routes of the world so it would be nice to experience such different cultures all at once and get to experience the different ethnicitys at the time. The trade in the city brought in such different items and experiences that it would be so different from the world today where all of our stuff comes from 2 different countries. These are the reasons that I would live in Baghdad

  14. If I were to be running a t-shirt business, I would live in Jerusalem. The reason is because of the ‘competent’ rulers, an abundance of cotton to make shirts, few taxes, an organized system of government, the fact that Jerusalem was easily defendable, and few threats from others.

  15. I would prefer to live in Kyoto Japan, as it is surrounded by ocean, making it significantly harder to attack or invade, and having a grow able currency makes it much easier to gain wealth and start a business. Also a plus side to relying on other countries for resources is that it increases availability of trade items, such as cloth, and blue dye.

  16. I would want to live in Cahokia. It is a safe environment and they have a wall so they have never been destroyed. The have lots of trade on 3 main rivers and there is a god climate. It was very centralized and they built plazas and mounds in the centers of their cities. They also culturally diffused with many other civilizations. Families met together for dinner and there were many festivals.

  17. The city that I would want to live in would be Venice. Due to their commercial deals, central location, and trading wealth, Venice has a strong economy. Venice is also geographically located in a place that enemies could not easily attack. Venice has a stable government, and there are many job opportunities. These reasons are what make Venice the most appealing city to live in.

  18. I would choose to live in the city of Baghdad. Baghdad was an incredibly prosperous center of trade and academia and would offer the chance for a relatively lavish life-style. While Baghdad did experience shifts of control occasionally it had little negative affect.

  19. Mr. Sak should live in Baghdad. Although they had shortcomings, so did the other cities, and I believe that Baghdad had many things to offer a potential T-shirt maker. Even if it didn’t last forever, the city was well defended with its surrounding walls. Additionally, the city was well-planned, with good infrastructure, and if he lived here, Mr. Sak would be in the top social ranking (a professional), other than the caliph, obviously. He could choose to be a dhimmi by recognizing the caliph’s authority, and would be “protected.” Further, Mr. Sak could become wealthy from selling his T-shirts because of Baghdad’s being a center of trade. Baghdad is in a strategic location by the Tigris River, and the Silk Road would improve trade conditions– Mr. Sak could travel easily to sell his goods, or other merchants could travel across them to buy things from him. Baghdad was also well educated, which could greatly improve quality of life there.
    Aside from the positive aspects of living in Baghdad, I think the group did a good job with the presentation. The slides were well put together and had plenty of visuals. Everything was organized, and the audio worked well with the slides. Peter’s video, which was well-edited and informative, seemed to have taken a lot of time and effort, and the diss track that the group made seemed like they put a lot a lot of thought into it. Overall, the group went above and beyond in terms of time, effort, and expectations, and it definitely shows.

    Go Baghdad! (And Paris! You know, um… just putting that out there…)

    (And Cairo! And Chang’an! And all those other places!)



    • While I’m at it, I’m just going to address Cairo’s diss on us:

      “Paris France, the true center of appeal of 10th century living.”
      It’s the 11th century, actually, but okay, go on…

      “I mean, what time traveler wouldn’t want to be forced into a rigid system of classes in which they had no choice but to oblige?”
      Well, although Paris was divided into social classes, there was plenty of room for social mobility. For example, Maurice de Sully, who came from a relatively poor background, went on to become the builder of the world-famous Notre-Dame cathedral AND the bishop of Paris (One of the topmost spots on Paris’s social pyramid!)

      “So, unless Mr. Sak wants to be living a “Sub-par lifestyle…”
      Woah, woah, woah. Hold up for a second. Even if Mr. Sak somehow became a member of the LOWEST social class (he wouldn’t, but I’ll get to that in the moment), his lifestyle would be far from “Sub-par.” First of all, he wouldn’t have to worry about paying taxes. Second of all, religious beliefs and canon law (which played a central role in the vast majority of people’s lives) required that wealthy people would have to give money to the poor. Charity was extremely important, because the belief at the time was that if the wealthy didn’t give money to the poor, they would not be able to go to heaven. Because of this, medieval Paris contained many free hospitals, orphanages, nursing homes, and many other institutions for the poor, all funded by the wealthy. This greatly improved the quality of life for the poor. Contrary to what you’ve said, Paris was actually one of the best places to live in 1000 AD if you were poor. Heck, even beggars were well-respected in 1000 AD Paris! That was even considered an acceptable social role!

      “…with the other 70% of the populous…”
      Actually, since Mr. Sak is making T-Shirts, that would make him an artisan, which is above this 70% you speak of…

      “…I say he should keep looking.”
      Where? Cairo, where the caliphate tried to outlaw Sunni Islam and failed?

      “Oh, and Paris?”

      “Go back to building your Eiffel Tower…”
      Go back to…? Um, not sure if you’ve figured this out yet, but the Eiffel Tower is going to BEGIN construction in 1887, sooo… (1887-1000 = 887, by the way. No offense or anything, but that’s a teeeeeeny bit off, if you know what I mean…)

      “…maybe then you can actually attract some attention that won’t have to do with you actually murdering your entire aristocracy.”
      Uh huh. I’m going to go out on a whim here, and guess that you’re talking about the French Revolution, which begins in 1789, waaaaaaaaaayyyy out of the range, making it kinda irrelevant to medieval Paris, but okay then…
      Also, we have plenty of positive attention, you know, what with being one of Europe’s most educated, largest centers of trade, and being the most populous city in all of Europe at certain points, because people actually like it here…

      Nice, um, noises?

      Nice try, guys. Maybe next time you can actually research a topic before you make claims about it.


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      Conquest to 1250.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia
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      “Paris in the Middle Ages.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 25 Oct.
      2017. Web. 20 Nov. 2017.

      The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Eiffel Tower.” Encyclopædia
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      The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “French Revolution.”
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  20. I would prefer to live in Paris because the city has many watchmen, which reduces the chance of crime and increases the overall safety of the population. The rivers that surrounded Paris lead to the English channel, which allowed ships to trade. Intercontinental trade routes allowed for trade into Asia and Africa, increasing the trading radius. If you were to go into a T-shirt production factory, you would become an artisan and part of a guild, which is near the top of the social class in Paris.

  21. I would live in 11th century Baghdad as at this time the city was at its peak. Trade flourished in the Islamic world and Baghdad under the Abbasids was at the Islamic worlds core. The cities bazaars facilitated east-west trade and trade of all types. Although the city had later security problems (Mongols) in the year 1000 the region was stable and the Abbasids were flourishing. The city was also the center for Islamic learning with its house of wisdom and other learning institutes. Finally, the many mosques and other such buildings that were in the city were absolutely magnificent with their towering minarets and intercert designs and murals.

    • Intricate designs and murals.*

  22. I would like to live in Venice. They are a safe, prosperous, wealthy trade city. The government is stable, and tolerant to different religions. I would enjoy the gondolas and overall peace and security the city offers.

  23. If I had to chose a city to live in I would chose Venice.First of all I like how Venice is very rich and they got very rich from a strong economy.Venice seems to be perfect because they are right between Constantinople and the powerful European countries.Also in Venice because they are on the water makes it seem hard to invade.I wont to live somewhere were I have no fear of being invaded. Also Venice showed how there government system worked and they were able to remain stable.I found that very nice to.Also I found that the Attraction really cool like St. Marks Basilica.Finally The Idea of more freedom for scholars and other people sounds cool

  24. I would want to live and start my business in Paris. Not only was their presentation very well researched and detailed, going so far as to talk about the availability of blue dye for patriots t-shirts, they also had a really good diss track.

  25. I would want to live in Cairo if I could, because they have a currency that is made out of gold, so it is very wealthy. Although there are high taxes, you would be able to pay the because of how wealthy you would be. Also, the people of Cairo traded both by land AND by sea! And, if the t-shirt business doesn’t work out, there’s always the education business…

  26. The city I would chose to live in is Paris for a few main reasons. First, I think that the trade and overall economy there would ensure my survival, food and shelter. Second, I think that I would feel very safe in Paris as they have extensive amounts of security and police. And lastly, I think that the jersey printing business would be ideal to start there and I would have many other choices if that fails.

  27. I would choose to live in Kumbi Saleh. I would choose to live there because it is a trade hub where, that is the center of many trade routes. This would allow for many business to thrive there. They were very rich in gold and also had agricultural prosperity.

  28. If I were to live in anyone of these areas I would choose Venice. It’s a trade capital meaning plenty of job opportunities. Also because of their natural protection that will allow me to feel safe from the outside forces. Finally their central location would allow me to go many places.

  29. The city of Paris seems to be very safe, and has a stable government. It has a good economy, and the benefits of having a t-shirt business would greatly help Mr. Sak’s business. It also lies on the Seine river, which would greatly help with trade.

  30. The city that I would want to live in is Venice. They are geographically located in a place where invaders couldn’t easily attack them. Also, Venice is centrally located and they were able to secure commercial deals with the Holy Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire, which made their economy very strong.

  31. I would prefer to live in Tula. They live at a high elevation which causes them to be isolated from enemies, they live on a fertile plateau which can grow a surplus of crops, they had a strong irrigation system, and they had a strong military and trade network to gain other resources.

  32. I would choose to live in Paris because of it’s agricultural efficiency, stable economy, and abundance of trade routes. In addition, it’s geographical advantages create for easier transportation. Not to mention it’s relatively safe streets (as a result of an efficient judicial system) create for a desirable place to live.

  33. I would choose to live in Jerusalem, since its leader, the Caliph, is tolerant and focuses on charity, meaning I would be able to practice any religion and people would be willing to help me integrate into the city. I like its stable economy, and its abundance of cotton would be good to start a T-shirt company. They have medical and sanitary knowledge, and the city would be a clean and safe place to live in.

  34. I would chose Venice dew to their strong economy with their wealthy infrastructure which would allow me to prosper. Also because it is the home of Marco Polo who could spread my product all over the world on his silk road journeys. Also with the luxurious water streets I would always be entertained.

  35. I think that Cahokia had the best presentation because it was very informative and had many eye catching pictures that helped with the flow of the presentation. The bullets on the slides were kept short, but they effectively kept the information that was needed.

    • I would choose to live in Cahokia because the fact that their society revolved around mounds and it was safe along with many trading opportunities.

  36. I would choose Cairo because of their culture and their riches. Along with there great economy there education seems like a good puss with much opportunity to expand. Also there location was one of the most opportune and enjoyed peace and prosperity.

  37. The city I would choose to live in is Paris. Paris has a strong economy and has many geographic advantages. In Paris, I would be towards the bottom of the social pyramid but, I would still have opportunities to move up. Going to the amphitheater on western edge of city would also be very cool too.

  38. I think Mr. Sak should go to Paris because of the extensive trade routes, the abundance of agriculture, easy transportation to other areas, and the easy accessibility of woad.

  39. I would want to live in Venice because of their geographical, political, and economic stability. Venice is in a well defended area, has a very stable system of rule, and there are many different opportunities for work in the area. Venice is also a beautiful place to live.

  40. I would chose to live in Venice, mostly because of their trading wealth. I also appreciate the easy defending that Venice’s location gives. The lucrative trade business I could build combined with the ideal location makes Venice the most appealing to me.

  41. I would choose Venice because I would have many opportunities for freedom even as a lower class woman. Also, it is a very cultural place to live in terms of art and religion. There is also tons of trade, and travelling by gondola would be pretty cool!

  42. I would chose Kyoto because it has central market where you can get lots of different things. Also they have roads that aren’t just dirt, and its a very pretty city. There also are friendly neighbors around it so it is unlikely that it will be attacked.

  43. I would choose Paris because of their diss track, and their many slides on economy.

  44. Cahokia because it is safe, there was a giant wall and the city was never destroyed or occupied. It had trade through the Mississippi River. Decent climate.

  45. I would choose to live in Paris, they had by far the best disses, along with good arguments for every other slide. This is why I would choose Paris.

    • I would also enjoy the abundance of food and the education at the time. They also showed me why I do not want to live in any other city, so I choose Paris. Also they have a very nice culture.

  46. I would prefer to live in Venice prospered greatly from trade during the 11th century, and this success lasted throughout the next few centuries. Very few times did the Venetian Empire lose to enemies, and the little amount of states that did defeat Venice in battle was soon defeated in a later battle. This is another reason that I would live in Venice.

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