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IN THE EGYYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM, THE STRUGGLE BY MERCHANTS FOR GREATER POWER LED TO
The merchants, who were mostly Jewish, eventually became lazy after a long period of prosperity and wide-scale corruption led to a change in social status, and ignorance
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User: IN THE EGYYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM, THE STRUGGLE BY MERCHANTS FOR GREATER POWER LED TO

Weegy: The merchants, who were mostly Jewish, eventually became lazy after a long period of prosperity and wide-scale corruption led to a change in social status, and ignorance
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