History

Why did small kingdoms and city-states in Western Asia emerge?


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Sauceman691

4 years ago Comment

A lot of it was due to the lucrative gold-salt trade there. Although it was near the desert,the kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai could thrive off of the salt they traded forand use it for food preservatives and to build houses. Furthermore, using gold they could trade for other things necessary for well-being.