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Gauls (1200 B.C.E.-25 B.C.E.)

gauls.png The military might of the Gauls

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Friends

Romans
Etruscans
Italians
Celts

Technology

My amazing people were the first to start experimenting with the cultivation of vines. We also have advancing military technology. This allows us to conquer the Etruscans by land. Also, we were able to invade Italy on many occasions.

Culture

We are a people who are extremely proud of our military capability. We are from the area of Gaul, which in your pathetic modern world, is France. Also, my society is made up of Celtic people. We speak an Indo-European language, or Gaulish language, so our culture is mainly focused around our Celtic characteristics. Being as powerful Celtic people as we are, we embrace that, and use it to our advantage. In addition to this, we gain many of our cultural characteristic from those residing in the Balkans.

Religion

We practice a form of animism. This means that natural things like lakes are personifies, or given human characteristics. However, our most important animal of all would most definitely be the boar.

Blog

Blog Entry 1 --> Trade and agriculture is a very important part of my people's society, especially around the year 300 B.C.E. Infact, many people, like the Romans rely on us to supply them with necessary intems. This is especially true of grain. We produce a large amount of grain, and it is crucial to the diets of many people. Also, my people also supply different civilizations with copper. Also, to enhance our trading, my people started to experiment with the cultivation of vines. We are looking for more things that other civilizations need, that we can produce easily. Our society seems to run around trade and agriculture, so we might as well make the most out of it!
Blog Entry 2 --> Being the amazing people that we are, we haved developed many useful skills. One prominent one would have to be metallurgy. We got these fantastic metal-working skills from the Balkans, during the Bronze Age from 1200 B.C.E. to 700 B.C.E. Due to the fact that my people are amazing, we take all of our skills, and use them to our advantages. Therefore, it is very easy for us to turn this new ability to work with metal, into a profitable way of life. Trading bronze was the way that we survive as a civilization.
Blog Entry 3 --> Since my people and I are so powerful, we have an excellent amount of territory. The area that we have inhabited since 1200 B.C.E.i is mostly Western Europe. In your present sad little world, this would include parts of northern Italy, France, Belggium, western Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany. In ancient times this was thought of as a large area of land. It is our strong military might that allows us to gain and country our beautiful territory.
gauls_2.png Gaul Territory

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Bibliography
Bentley, Jerry H., and Ziegler Herbert F.. Traditions & Encounters A Global Perspective on the Past. New York: McGraw Hill, 2006.