Jared Diamond, a modern thinker and author of the book Guns, Germs, and Steel, travels to New Guinea in his early twenties to discover an astonishing natural world with its native peoples. Amazed by this spectacular world Diamond begins to observe New Guinean birds as a hobby and as his visits grew, he was confronted by a New Guinean resident, asking Diamond a simple question. “Why does the white man have so much cargo?” This question, in turn launches Diamond into a lifelong expedition figuring out, why does the white man have so much cargo? In his extensive research over the first couple of years, Jared discovers the three main components of how the Europeans were such excellent conquerors and helped modernized the contemporary civilizations they took control. These factors were guns, germs, and steel. This though, was not enough. Diamond realizes only of how white men were able to get a hold of such properties and that even with these three advantages the Europeans had already advanced much more on their own and held a great deal of ‘cargo’ than their oversea enemies. In the course of this discovery, Diamond approaches the question by studying when all the populations on the Earth were equal in technology and knowledge. He determines the simple factor for the different rates of advancement, geographic luck. Geographic luck was the very essence for the various rates of development among populations. Diamond believed that geographic luck provided the populations with a supporting climate, gave chances for the domestication of animals to the populace and an advantage to agricultural productions. These are the three components that work together to make geographic luck.
A supporting or sustainable climate, but where does this climate exist, the North and South of the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer but this still covers a strip across the world! Though as his research continued, Diamond observed the strip of the tropics and notices a... [continues]
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