Constantinople was a trade stop and about 1 million people lived there.
Conflict Between East and West
Justinian and Theodora hid in the palace while rioting went on through the city.
The Orthodox Church became part of everyone's lifestyle.
The eastern and western half split. The eastern half is filled with cities, trade, and wealthy people. The western half is agricultural and rural (shown above). They split because of the conflicts between the east and west churches.