The Persians worked on increasing trade through their kingdom instead of destroying local economies for their own gain. Standardizing weights, developing official coinage, and implententing universal law were all parts of what they did for trade.
Learn About Important Kings of What Is Now the Middle East
Persian Empire, 500 BC. Every imperial project, no matter how great, eventually meets its downfall. In fact, you may be reading this in a country that was once part of a now-vanished international superpower. Here are maps that reveal the rise and fall of the world's most ambitious empires.