1page short essay

The Franks, the Mongols, the Umayyads, the Abbasids, the Aztecs, and the Song all created state

systems to develop and control the economic, social, and political developments within their domains.

Using two of the states above, compare how they established and maintained their rule. Did they share

any particular challenges? Religious? Ethnic? Linguistic? How did they differ? Why did they ultimately

lose power?