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Power Shifts in Early Mesopotamia

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In early Mesopotamian cities, power shifted from religion to the military around 3000 B.C.E.

What is the MOST likely explanation for this?

A

Multiple cities claimed the trade use of major rivers.

B

Uruk's military became too powerful, leading nearby cities to enlarge their militaries.

C

People were losing faith in the gods due to harsh economic circumstances.

D

Multiple cities emerged alongside existing cities, leading to territorial conflict.

E

Rulers believed the gods wanted them to create empires.