Ancient Mesopotamian Government

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The ancient Mesopotamians' government was an unusual form of government. There was a king and nobles who made the laws; declared war and decided how to honor the gods. There was an assembly of people who could overrule the king and decide to get rid of a law if they felt it wasn't right. They also could say they didn't want to go to war if they thought it was a bad idea. If the kings were wise, they would listen to the people's position on the subject at hand. All people were expected to know and obey the laws. To ensure that the laws were obeyed by everyone, King Hammurabi, one of the kings of Babylon, had the laws written down on stone tablets so that everyone would be treated equally under the law. Kings separated the territories into
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