What practical value did the empires of the Fertile Crescent see in the Promised Land?

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      Terry
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      They was able to tax all goods that traveled into and out of the area

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      Patricia
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      It was in a central location easily traveled to from any direction and empire.

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      Marci
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      It was part of the “International Highway” that provided safe travel amongst the empires of the Fertile Crescent. As merchants, militaries and others used this path, leaders realized just how valuable the Promised Land was. Empires began to send their militaries in to fight for the rights to claim the Promised Land. Each wanted to claim the Promise Land, in order, to impose tariffs on travels moving through Israel.

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      Tuyen
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      Israel was the place one could use to control the travelling, to tax the merchants, and a center of convenient communication to the world. It also had a natural easy to defend landscape against enemies.

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      Chia
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      Because it is travel-friendly land, merchants are moving their goods through this land. However, this has presented an opportunity for the emperors to collect taxes from the merchants. The empires fought, again and again, to gain control of this area so that they can control the tax collection. With the tax collected, they can improve or enhance their military technology to exercise dominion control over the Promised Land.

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