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Why did the Shang Dynasty choose to settle beside the Yellow River?

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Answered Jan 29, 2019

Loess is a yellowish-gray fertile sediment blown in by the wind. Loess is most commonly found in eastern China and in the American midwest. By farming land rich in loess, the Shang dynasty created a surplus of food.

The banks of the Yellow River were sought because they provided the loess. The Zhou in fact conquered the Shang; the Shang did not conquer the Zhou.

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John Adney

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Answered Jan 24, 2017

Because the ground was fertile with loess
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John Smith

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Answered Jan 18, 2017

Because the ground was fertile with loess
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