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What is a city-state?
Small towns in ancient times attached themselves to big cities, creating one unit called a city-state. Ancient Sumer was made up of city-states. People in ancient Sumer worshiped the same gods. They spoke the same language. They freely sailed up and down the rivers, trading goods. They hired each other and made agreements with each other. But each city had its own royal family and its own military. Ancient Sumer