September 25, 2014
World History AP
CROSSROADS FOR TRADE
The middle east or where Saudi Arabia is located today, is where the meeting of three major country s connected in trade routes, theses trade routes produce a lot amounts of trade and large amounts of people which all had to cross through the middle east. There for with all the new trade routes put into place to make the markets access able for trade the routes had to go throughout the middle east and get to Africa, Asia and Europe. With all this happiness in the rules located in the middle east there includes some important down sides. Such as increasing population(overload of population), cross-cultural interactions.
To start things off, the cultural crossroad was mostly about the cross-cultural interaction in the middle east that occurred from the trade crossroads. As this being said possible reasons include the fact that two of the world's major religions arose here (Christianity and Islam). The 'Western World' (europe) and 'Eastern World' (Eastern Asia) also crossed the middle east for trade (silk road) or exploration (marco polo). Many different cultures have also been introduced here mostly from war, including Roman, Greek, Mongolian. Its location (its mid-way between Europe, Africa, and Asia) could also play a role why its the point of the the trade crossroads.
In addition, tribes and civilizations moved to the middle east because of the mass amounts markets and trade. Such as the civilizations of Eastern Turkey involved the Cultural Crossroads that leads them to the most exotic parts of this majestically charming country (around Iraq and the Palestine's). The mountain ranges in the Middle East helped isolate various cultures from each other as much as possible, if not more, and seperated bodies of water. The Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey separate Anatolia, also known as Asia Minor, from the rest of Asia, just as the Atlas Mountains separate Morocco from the rest of Africa. This was not good for the trade and market places but keep the cross cultural interactions to a limit.
The large amount of people…