AP World History Essay

Submitted By milkyas11
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Milkyas Yohannes
9/17/14
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Nomad Incursions

Nomad incursions in both Egypt and China helped strengthen their military, gave them new goods, but differed because China was overrun by more nomads and was taken over by them, while Egypt held their ground and drove them off. The reasons why they were invaded also contrasted.

Nomads settled in Egypt because of the rich soil, caused by the annual floods of the Nile River. It was also easily protected, not easily invaded. One group called the “Hyksos,” which were horse- riding nomads from South- West Asia came into contact with Egypt in 500 B.C.E to 3500 B.C.E. They had a major military advantage because of their horse- drawn chariots and bronze weapons such as bronze-tipped arrows. The horses and bronze weapons they were using at the time were just introduced to Egypt. Egypt was still using wooden weapons and arrows with stone heads and due to the difference in military strength Hyksos eventually captured Memphis in 1674 B.C.E. They soon took control of Egypt but it was a very short period because Egypt retaliated and drove them out. To win against the Hyksos, they equipped their troops with bronze weapons and used horses- drawn chariots. This event helped them increase their military strength and even though Egypt took damage their success outweighed the cost. Nomads settled in Egypt because of the rich soil, caused by the annual floods of the Nile River. It was also easily protected, not easily invaded.

Nomads primarily from “northern steppe” invaded China because of their overlapping territories, and for over 2000 years they harassed, invaded, and even…