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  • Taxes are a necessary evil that everyone has to pay. You, your parent and way past your grandparents all had to pay them. Don't believe me?
  • Many ancient civilizations used taxes as a way to fund their governments. Majority of taxes was collected through agriculture and labor.
  • Since ancient Egypt didn't have a coin system the pharaoh would take a fifth of the agricultural proceeds and many Egyptians were required to enter manual labor. Who do you think built the pyramids?
  • This month tax is some grain and livestock to support the war effort!
  • Here you go!
  • Ancient Greek had many city and independent states, each one would provide food, materials, and manpower to wage war and maintain religious monuments as their tax. In 500 B.C. a monetary system was implemented, which brought huge economic change and growth of trade. Taxation became the most dependable way to raise money.
  • Take my grains!
  • In ancient China, taxes on the peasant population will comprise of a percentage of the grain harvested and military service. They also drew revenues from state monopolies like salt and iron enterprises.
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