The main reason I personally think the B Empire thrived so long because of trade as well as tolls. The trade Byzantium had. Byzantium was between Europe, Asia and the Bosporus Strait. Another reason because whenever people went anywhere they had to pay anytime the passed Byzantium they had to pay. While all these people were getting from place to place Byzantium was getting paid.
I agree with Ena because like I said people had to pay tolls he did too. I think Byzantium really liked that they were close to this strait because they could collect lots of tolls from the same people over and over again.
they had to pay tolls . it gained more wealth. also there location is the Bosporus strait.
Exactly. Since the Bosporus Strait was the only link for Europe and Asia, many people crossed the strait every day. And since Byzantium put tolls on the strait, it gained them even more wealth.
I agree with you Niko because those tolls gave Byzantium a lot of money and that was how they became a very wealthy city but, is that the main reason?
I disagree because Byzantium also ,had water on all three sides . Also, Byzantium had the trade from the Bosporus strait witch brought in money.
The water on all three sides really doesnt help it thrive it just protects it so theres pros and cons but will have to disagree with Jacob
I think the Byzantine Empire thrived because it had the Bosporus Strait that linked Europe to Asia. This was good for trade and for travel. People would have to travel through Constantinople and pay taxes so the Empire was rich.
I agree with you becasue when people are going comeing money was rolling in. The population between Asia and Europe was so big put together that was alot of money.
I believe the main reason the Byzantium Empire thrived is due to the fact they were stationed on the Bosporus Strait. With this they were able to bath in wealth, as it is the connection route between Europe and Asia. Also because they were surrounded by water on three sides, and since they payed the Persians to stay away, they only had to focus on one side. Wealth, security, they have it all.
That is very true Niko. They were surrounded by water, as Constantinople was a peninsula, so they were at way more of an advantage. They were killing it as you said. They had major trade going on and the cash was flowing. I could not agree with you more Niko.
I agree with Niko because they did get a hole lot of money. I liked how Niko included the defences such as big walls.
I agree with you Niko. All those things you said were right but why did. you say something about the tolls?
I agree with you Niko because the water was a great defense against many armies. Also, since they paid the persians to stay away they don't have to worry about the west side.
I agree Niko D. because they were located on the Bosporus Strait. Also, they have it so close between Europe and Asia. Which makes it easy for trade.
I think that the Byzantine empire thrived longer was because they were very strong with trade. They were the one fastest way to Europe from Asia and vise versa. So they could trade with many different places.
As well as how they taxed people wanting to travel the Bosphorus Straight so they got boatloads(see what I did there) of cash.
I agree because trade was a big thing back then. If they couldn't trade then they wouldn't have enough resources for the empire. The Bosporus Strait was a great strait for trading. Also, they got lots and lots of money because they charged people to get to Europe from Asia or Asia to Europe to get to Constantinople to trade. They knew that people would come through the Bosporus Strait because it saved lots of money, so they took advantage of that and got money from the people who would come.
I think the empire thrived so much because of the empire being on the Bosporus strait, which connected Asia and Europe. If people would want to go to Asia and they are in Europe, they would have to cross the Bosporus strait. The people in Constantinople charge money to cross so they were getting boat loads of money. Another reason why I think the empire thrived is that it had water on 3 sides. That protected it from invaders.
I think it thrived because the Bosporus Strait brought trade. Also, the Bosporus brought in welf into the Byzantine empire. There also, was it had defenses of water on all three sides.
I think that the Byzantine Empire thrived because the tolls that people had to pay to get past the Bosperous Strait. But the bordering water on three sides also protected it for a long time too.
I think the main reason the Byzantine empire thrived is because of it's location. The location played a big factor because there was one way for foot soldiers to attack. That was through there massive walls which were really impossible to get through because they had troops positioned on the inside of the wall that were ready. Also, if you sent ships in they were ready because ships take longer to travel they could see you before you came to land.
I think that the empire thrived because of its location and geography. The capital, Constantinople, was a peninsula with high walls built around it. Also, it was in Europe and Asia. The Bosporus Strait liked them together. Water made it hard to invade. Due to its location the economy was good. Since, they had lots of money because there economy was good, they could pay the empires around them to not invade them, like the Persian Empire. It was the perfect location.
I think the Byzantine Empire thrived because of its location. I say this because there is only one side the soldiers can march it on foot. Also, there were huge, strong walls to so no other people can attack. My last reason is if there are ships coming it would take longer to arrive then soilders on foot.
I agree that the location was a big contribute to the rise of the city. Also with the river it made trade easy and fast.
I agree Chloe, a huge reason why the Byzantine Empire thrived was due to their location. Because they were located on the Bosporus Strait it was a perfect place to make cash money. Its the point where Europe and Asia meets, a narrow canal connecting the Med and Black Sea. Even today its still a major trading port. Furthermore, a huge indicator whether a business will do well or not today is its location. If your business is located where there is very little traffic (people passing by) most likely your business will not be that successful. But if your business is located in a very populated, high traffic area then you have a much greater chance at success. And the Byzantine Empire was located a very busy and populated area.
I agree with Chloe. The large walls did help because there was no way to get to the other side unless you go in the side that the soldiers would march in at. But I also believe that trade was a huge reason why the the Byzantine Empire thrived too.
I think the main reason the Byzantine empire thrived was because of how they were located. They were on a peninsula so they were protected on three sides. Finally, they paid the persians so they didn't have to worry about the west side.
I believe that the main reason the B. empire thrived was because of where it was and how it started. With the strait near the city trading was great so they easily got money from the river. And with all sides except for the west covered by water they were protected. So with how it started with lots of money it easily had time to start and fix.
I think the reason the byzantine empire thrived is because of its trading and great empire and emperors, because things were developed over time.
I agree with wally that it was good they had a strait right by them for trade. Also, he said it started with lots of money and that's a reason.
I think a reason that it thrived is that it had the strait so it brought in a lot of resources by trade. Another reason is, they had good emperors that ruled and they knew what to do. A third reason is, anytime someone passed through the Bosporus strait they would have to pay a toll. That got the B. empire to get more money.
I think a reason Byzantine thrived is because of trading and good empire emperors.i also think because how they were located.
I think the Byzantine Empire thrived because of its location. Since its covered with water on three sides which made it hard for enemies to attack. Also they paid other empires to not invade them. So they only had to protect the side where the soldiers could march into at.
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