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Rivers acted as a powerful restraining force, particularly on Sumerian political development. Discuss and explain this statement by making reference to the relationship between the physical environment and politics.

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    Sumer, in southern Mesopotamia, was a desert region that included the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. City-states formed bordered by canals. Disputes naturally arose over access to the life-giving water from the rivers and canals.

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