How Civilization Changes Throughout History

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Multiple times in history it is shown that the location of civilizations effects their success. After all, location effects people's traditions along with their way of life further shaping not only their physical success but their cultural success as well. Throughout history the success of civilizations has been heavily dependant on their proximity to water, food, and other civilizations. Without these resources many civilizations would not have been able to thrive as they did and the world would be a very different place than it is today.
Water is one of the most important resources, not only to civilizations but to life in general, and so throughout history civilizations have been created around large bodies of fresh water. For example the
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Again the location of civilization played a major role in the advancement of the agricultural industry. Some areas such as the Fertile Crescent, China, and Mesoamerica were more cut out for the domestication of different edible species. In the Fertile Crescent was wheat, while China had rice and millet, and Mesoamerica had corn. Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent allowed people to domesticate not only plants but Goats and sheep native to the area and made it so people could settle down instead of traveling around in search of food. This gave the people of the Fertile Crescent more time to create new technologies and advance in reading and writing. These advances caused cities to form in the Fertile Crescent. Elsewhere in Mesoamerica there were considerably less domesticable crops and animals. Corn was the only grain growing in the area and so the people not only started farming corn but beans and squash as well. The llama was domesticated in South America while in other areas only dogs were domesticated Soon cities started appearing around major agricultural centers in the america’s in Aztec, Maya, and Inca civilizations. In China there is evidence that shows that rice was eaten though it may not have been cultivated. However there were several other domesticated sources of food such as taro, a tuber, and several animals including dogs, cows, pigs, and poultry. These…show more content…
Water is now considered one of the necessities of life as is food. Trade between nations is also an essential part of modern day life due to the fact that without it many countries would be incapable of sustaining their populations with their own resources. As time has gone on the methods of controlling water, growing food, and trading goods has changed a great deal as new technologies have allowed advancements in each of these areas. Because of these innovations many countries have been able to expand further than was thought possible before due to the fact that they didn’t have to worry about transportation issues, lack of food, or scarcity of

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