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The reason that people study history today is to better grasp they way in which people lived in the past and furthermore the impact that these events have on contemporary society today In this paper I will examine the structure of government today and illustrate how history has shaped this I will also attempt to show how the schisms in both the Catholic and Muslim faiths helped splinter separate religions and show their impact on contemporary society The structure of the organized government that exists in the United States today can be attributed in part to the Persian Empire The regime of Emperor Darius was responsible for controlling a vast empire that stretched 1865 miles end to end To ensure security and prevent mutiny in his empire the Emperor employed an extensive and thorough checks and balance system Similar to contemporary European governments such as France and England the empire was divided into 23 provinces called Satropies each one controlled by a governor or Satrap who was Persian Additionally the emperor filled the lower ranks with local community leaders loyal to Persia so that the people viewed themselves as having some sort of representation A Persian official who had a small army at his disposal much like a national guard was then placed in this government with the responsibility of reporting directly back to Darius Darius also embarked on an infrastructure campaign of paving the roads to improve communication and started what is today the modern day courier service Darius was very influential in centralizing the administration and standardizing laws a framework that is followed by many nations In 651 AD Persia under the Islamic empire created the institution that provides the expertise and skill for many governments world wide the bureaucracy Furthermore the present day notion of middle management and micro management as well as the formal profession of accounting can be attributed to the Persians Additionally our first notion of
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