There was no centralized Maya government. The Mayas lived in city-states, some of which were very large and others that were smaller. One noble family had control of each city-state and served as a sort of monarchy with ... More » Government & Politics Types of Government

Persia became an empire during the rule of Cyrus the Great in the middle of the sixth century B.C. However, Persian society was evident in the ancient Middle East as early as the ninth century B.C. More » History Ancient History

Ancient India had a highly nomadic government that was primarily based on tribes and movement. Over time, these tribes settled into small groups as their agriculture developed. These groups were still split up based upon... More » History Ancient History
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