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What geographic features or civilizations do you recognize in the Persian Empire?. The Persians. Allowed their subjects to keep their own language, religion, and laws Used fairness instead of fear and force Wanted their subjects to pay taxes and produce goods for trade

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the persians
The Persians
  • Allowed their subjects to keep their own language, religion, and laws
  • Used fairness instead of fear and force
  • Wanted their subjects to pay taxes and produce goods for trade
  • Controlled an empire that stretched from the Indus River to Egypt and Asia Minor
darius the great
Darius the Great
  • Adopted the invention of coins to improve economy
  • Divided empire into provinces and appointed governors to rule each province
  • Created the Royal Road to help government send messengers, armies and to facilitate trade
the royal road
The Royal Road
  • Building this road allowed Darius’ messengers to make a trip across the empire in about 6 weeks (formerly it took 6 months!)
  • Messengers rode in relay style switching horses every few miles (like the pony express)