If England was always hot like the tropics, would there have ever been a British empire?
- Anonymous5 months ago
- FredLv 75 months ago
I have heard that in Tropical countries civilisation and modernisation tended to be much slower due to Jungles and the much more prolific food Jungles supply than in cooler countries. The difficulties of cooler countries to supply a year round food supply forced things like trade and a more inventive way to get or grow food drove people in cooler climates to be more inventive. This need for inventiveness drove progress.
They also say that in the tropics there were no real beasts of burden such as horses camels and donkeys (although some tropical countries had elephants). Apparently horses helped man advance quite a lot as they allowed trade transport with pack animals and carts allowing much bigger loads to be carried, whereas Tropical people had to carry everything themselves down narrow jungle trails, so much less travel and trade existed likely preventing people from getting any education or seeing new ideas to build on. Tropical living was more village life with little outside contact to help advance the people's knowledge, or give them any incentive to invent new things.
- Lapiz DominoesLv 75 months ago
A hotter global populace - WoW!
- 5 months ago
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- David B.Lv 75 months ago
The English didn't establish their colonies due to better weather!
- PearlLv 75 months ago
i dont think theres anyways we can know that