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An empire consists of many physical and political components that are unified under a single rule often by a supreme monarch or a small group of powerfulwealthy individuals representativeswho hold political and military power over a geographic area The Roman empire was ruled by both a monarchy and a small group of politiciansRepublic In the early days of the Roman empire it was surrounded by many enemies and was at constant war with its surrounding neighbors in a struggle over land power economic resources and national safety for over a period of hundred years which lead to the Roman takeover of the Italian peninsulaThe First World CivilizationsMost empires had a central leadership and an efficiently run government that had a symbiotic relationship with its subjects The subjectscitizens would provide a variety of goods and services such as agriculture and trade items such as metals fibers etc for their sustenance and the empires In return the empire would provide resources and protection from foreign forces Many empires demand different forms of service from the citizens ranging from taxes which might mean a collection of surplus crops and some times currency coins slavery or mandatory enlistment in the army Empires use different methods to ensure services and loyaltiy from citizens ranging from oppression to materialistic rewards in order to obtain a nessacary amount capital In turn the empire provides necessary resources protection for the lively hood of its citizens This is seen in China during the Zhou dynasty where the peasants who worked under the lords The subjects used a well field system in which the land is divided into nine segments The peasant families plowed the outer ones for their families and then joined the other peasants to plow the inner plot for the lordsCHINA IN ANTIQUITY Citizen service was used by force in China during the Quinn dynasty where everything was heavily taxed and the government held a monopoly over many of the industries
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