An infrastructure is anything that a buildingor city needs.
The Yellow River was a source of water forAncient China. St. Louis has the Mississippi River.We get our water from pipes that connect to theriver.
The farmland in Ancient China was zoningbecause this land was zoned close to the PacificOcean. In St. Louis, farmland is also zoned closeto water. Also, The Great Wall of China waszoned for protection from Mongolian invaders. InSt. Louis, we have borders that zone states.
Services are the “extras” that a city providesto maintain a pleasant and safe environment.
The first service in Ancient China was aparade that had music. The Ancient Chinesepeople wore new clothes to celebrate the newyear. In St. Louis, we also have celebrations onNew Year’s Day.
In Ancient China, not all kids went to school.The emperors opened royal schools where poorfarm boys could go if they were smart enough. InSt. Louis, we have schools for everyone.
Boats were transportation in Ancient China .The boats were used for transporting silk andfabric. Traveling the silk route was slow anddangerous. In St. Louis, we travel in boats, cars,and trains.
The Ancient Chinese people depended onfarmers to give them food. People from St. Louisalso depend on farmers. We buy from the farmerswhat the farmers grow.
The Ancient Chinese government hadorphanages. In St. Louis, we have anorganization called Angels Arms that takes care ofkids without parents.
Ancient China was successful because theinfrastructures and services worked together. Therivers were a source of water. The farmers drankthe water which gave them energy to grow theircrops. The Ancient Chinese people ate the crops,and then the crops gave them energy.
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