The 1960's: Why Were People In Papua New Guinea

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The 1960’s in the United States were a time of improvement and hope, so why were people in Papua New Guinea still using stone tools? This relates to a bigger, more broad problem: inequality in the world. The world is unequal because some civilizations got head starts. Their geography provided an ideal balance of agriculture and domesticated animals, which made their conditions stable so they could focus on developing immunity to germs, and creating steel. These improvements made their lives easier, and more profitable. To begin; the type of food grown on a continent affects how a civilization develops because of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs- the more nutritious food that’s easy to access, the more time available to focus on other areas to improve…show more content…
Some civilizations developed steel because they had enough food and shelter, and therefore more free time to assign specialists to create steel. To develop it, they needed to have access to a stable environment , a semi-arid climate, and a surplus of iron. Spain was one of the civilizations to develop steel; they benefitted from it because they were able to make more efficient tools, which lead to power, and better quality of life. The Inca did not have steel because they lived in a tropical climate, and they didn 't have many domesticated animals or much flexibility in their daily lives. They also didn’t have very much iron, because they had gold. Compared to steel, gold is weak. Although it looks nice, it meant that the Inca did not have the power the Spanish had. This affected how the Inca developed, because once Spain came to conquer the Inca with their germs and steel, the Inca didn’t have a fighting chance, and were easily taken down. This relates to inequality, because the Inca were weaker than the Spanish because of the flaws in their geographical
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