Guns Germs And Steel Critical Analysis

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I had never given much thought as to why some civilizations prospered while others died out. When putting my mind to the topic, I would assume it was due to stronger civilizations conquering or absorbing the weaker ones. In PBS’ Guns, Germs, and Steel, anthropologist Jared Diamond explains his theory on how some of the greatest civilizations came into existence. According to Diamond, geographical luck, domestication of animals, and worldwide expansion of ideals allowed for these civilizations to continue forward.
Diamond’s main theory revolves around the geographical luck of certain civilizations. For example, the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent is presumed to be one of the world’s first regions where hunter and gatherers settled down. Diamonds
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