From meager beginnings, humans began to develop out of Africa. Over thousands of years humans became the dominate species on Earth, realizing they could shape the world around them and control their own destiny.
As humans develop agriculture, they are able to form permanent settlements. Sustained by an increase food production, larger populations become possible with diversified skills developing new occupations as the dawn of civilization appears on the horizon.
Invasions and feuds dominate the landscape of ancient India and China. Meanwhile, the blending of cultures and ideas help to awaken the birth of major eastern religions that will come to dominate southern and eastern Asia; an area that will be known as the Orient.
Mesopotamia becomes the battleground for empires attempting to rule their known world. Forged in iron, each empire suffers the same fate either contending with outside invaders or succumbing to their own overexpanded success in the ongoing rise and fall of empires.
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