Kush and egypt both struggled for control over each other land and resources they were both two large, powerful kingdoms. For more than over 1000 years the two kingdoms fought and had control over each other.
The phoenicians who may call themselves caanitataes also used wood, they built powerful ships called galleys. They sed galleys to transport food and goods to other civilizations.
Phoenician city states were stable they were able to rule themselves but they had very little armies. This meant they were often in danger and being invaded by foreign powers.
Due to the phoenicians living close to the sea, they became excellent sailors. Before long they were the center of trade for the ancient world.