How did the mountains and the sea effect the Greek city-states?
A. It kept them apart and very dependent on each other. B. It kept them separated and very independent. C. It kept them unified and working closely together. D. It kept them divided and constantly fighting.
The mountains and the sea affect the Greek city-states by keeping them separated and very independent. This is because these countries have the immense terrain and offshore islands which them separate from each other, leaving no other choice but to work independently. The mountains taught them to grow crops such as wheat, grapes, olives and barley and raise animals such as sheep and chicken, and the enormous sea taught them to fish and trade materials.
Although they are separated from each other, they have a lot of things in common such as the language they speak and the Gods they believe in. However, they are very loyal to their city-state and will do anything to keep intruders taking away their land, even if it means fighting other city-states. Today, there are no more city-states in Greece, but there used to be hundreds of city-states. Five of the most powerful Greek city-states were Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Megara and Argos.