Rifle guns and canons would be the most popular sources of weaponry in warfare to date. They have evolved overtime and have become better, increasing in power, speed, and quantity therefore leaving a big impact. 2.Why were the Europeans the people who were able to conquer so many of the world’s greatest civilizations and control so much of the world? Based off of the film it would be safe to say that Europeans were able to conquer and control most of the world because off natural advantage. Looking into the geography of Europeans they were able to easily advance with their crops and production and the domestication of animals therefore producing a more stable society above all others so as they advanced they were able to take what they know and conquer neighboring lands.
There were many factors that helped the growth of The British Empire such as early settlers and trading companies, however the Navigation Acts rapidly accelerated the success of the trading companies therefore expanding The British Empire. The Navigation Acts were a set of laws that kept trade in the hands of the British; this gave them ultimate power over most trade and gained them a lot of wealth and thus success. Government and war played a significant role in the growth of the British Empire which gave them more power such as the EIC winning a number of sea battles against the Dutch which granted another firmum which gave the company more effective trading. Trading companies helped the growth of the British Empire, as without these, there would have been no income, meaning Britain couldn’t gain more land and secure more footholds. The trading companies played a significant role in triggering the Navigation Acts, but it was the acts themselves that put trade in the hands of the British.
Jared Diamond opened the curtains to his book Guns, Germs, and Steel with a conversation between himself and Yali, a New Guinean politician. Yali’s posed a question, asking: “Why is that you white people developed much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” (pg. 14), or in other words, how did Europe, a continent that takes up less than 7% of the world’s total land area, come to dominate the world. In the book ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates to Human Societies’, the author Jared Diamond attempts to answer Yali’s question by exploring the different factors that led up to Europe’s domination of the world. Throughout his book, Diamond was searching for the causes of inequality instead of trying to prove it is reasonable with racial justifications, thus he was explaining inequality and not trying to justify it.
Some believed that Oregon would offer them a better life, a place where they could make their fortune. For others, the mere promise of adventure was incentive enough to move west. Pure and simple patriotism also motivated a great many who joined the Oregon movement. The Oregon Territory was claimed equally by both the United States and Great Britain. However, England dominated the region economically.
Some may say it was a “necessary evil”, because Imperialistic powers took control of their lands, which brought about many achievements, both industrial and economical, and modernized the areas they took control of. Imperialism also affected those who didn’t fall victim, by waking them up and making them realize a new age was forming, an age of progress and modernization. For some countries,
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When comparing two vastly different cultures, the question arises, why do certain cultures progress further and faster than others? Through studying societies around the world and comparing them to an underdeveloped society in Papua New Guinea, Jared Diamond concluded in the film Guns, Germs, and Steel that the development of more efficient farming and food sources are the root of this inequality. Respected anthropologists, Franz Boas, who developed the idea of “cultural relativism” and the importance of environment to anthropological studies, and Carl Marx, who stated that without higher economic and social classes new ideas aren’t transmitted into societies, support Diamond’s original argument that protein is the base of the inequality of societal development. Franz Boas supported Jared Diamond’s theories through his idea of “cultural relativism”, stating that anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of human beings serve no purpose in anthropological studies. He believed it was more vital to study the events that led to the establishment of various cultures.
Hamilton’s theories on the American economy were commonly respected and accepted as valid. American leaders recognized that expanding the workforce was the fastest way to get the economy up and running. Especially the incorporation of immigrant workers was a leap towards industrial efficiency. Hamilton foresees they “would probably flock from Europe to the United States to pursue their own trades or professions, if they were once made sensible of the advantages they would enjoy”. Immigrants were optimistic; after all, they had chosen to attempt an American adventure and wanted to live the American dream.
Geography played a big role on how countries and developed. Its impact Papua New Guinea determined the country’s growth and development. It allowed the Spanish to conquer the Incan civilization, and affected European crop’s and people in the tropics of Africa. Geography’s impact on Papua New Guinea is what determined the country’s development. Papua New Guinea had a lack of native domesticated animals which made human labor even more important to the agriculture of the land than it already was.
While there, a man named Yayi asked him “why do the white people have so much cargo and the New Guineans have so little?” With no clear answer to give, Diamond is on the hunt to explain inequality and to do so; he has to start at the roots of inequality. Starting at the roots of inequality we would see why some societies were great and some were not. Diamond believes that inequality has nothing to do with race because New Guineans are smart and are quick learners. He explores the farming of the Middle East and New Guinea, to explain why there was inequality. The Middle East thrived because they were geographically better suited for plants to grow and animals to domesticate, while the rain forest of Papua was only resourceful for wild sago.