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    Guns, Germs, and Steel Book Review Why do the origins of every major civilization lead to European conquest and settlement? How did Europe somehow gain the upper hand so early in history? Gun, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies delivers a clear theory as to why the Europeans were able to conquer almost the entire world in less then one millennium. Jared Diamond, an esteemed historian takes readers on a journey through time. He explains that through many different factors and

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    In Jared Diamonds book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, he outlines the major factors that have contributed to both European colonization, and subsequent Indigenous defeats, as well as to globalization. Specifically, I will be expanding on the factors that contributed to Fernando Pizarro’s miraculous, and somewhat unlikely defeat of the Incan emperor Atahualpa at the battle of Cajamarca. Francisco Pizarro’s defeat of the Incan Emperor Atahualpa with only 168 Spaniards compared to an Incan army 500 times

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel In his work, “Guns, Germs, and Steel” (W. W. Norton, New York, NY, 1997) Jared Diamond attempts to explain why human history has carried out the way it has, he often refers to accounts from history to support his argument. Accounts that will be deemed adequate will discuss specific groups of people, at a specified period of time. Diamond suggests that guns, germs, and steel are three contributing factors for why the world is in its current state. It is not difficult to recognize

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel. Jared Diamond discusses the reasons why geographical and environmental factors lead to a more rapid progression of certain civilizations throughout history. The book Guns, Germs and Steel portrays an argument that due to some societies’ access to an area witch contains sufficient amounts of wildlife and climates that are easily inhabitable, these societies developed into more advanced ways of living much easier and also earlier than societies who lacked these geographical

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    How Guns, Germs, and Steel Impacted European History and the World According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the word ‘geography’ is defined as “a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth's surface.” This simple word and its inquisitive definition was the answer to Papua New Guinea native, Yalle’s question for Dr. Jared Diamond on the success of white people. Papua New Guinea is a country in

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel Prologue: 1. Yali’s question puzzles over why the white people have become more successful than others. Diamond states that Eurasian societies were set to dominate from before 3000 B.C. He wants to know why other races are unable to be as advanced with technology and power. 2. Diamond’s first objection is implying that if we explain why some people rule over others we’re okay with the domination by others. His second reason explains that Europeans are disappearing anyways and

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    Throughout Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond explains the importance of geography in the ways ancient civilizations grew and spread and how some areas were more advanced than others. He began his research when he was asked a question by a Papua New Guinea residence, Yali. Yali had asked Diamond “[w]hy you white man have so much cargo and we New Guineans have so little?” At that point Diamond had no answer and he was curious to find out why Eurasia had a head start in civilizing people meanwhile

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    In Jared Diamond’s Collision at Cajamarca and Hemispheres Colliding from his book Guns, Germs, and Steel he addresses the factors relating to the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. This is seen in their differences in development, warfare, disease and politics. Firstly, it is important to start by taking a looking at the Empire’s themselves. The Spanish Empire, like many in Europe, developed sooner than their Native American counterparts in agriculture and industries.   Due to luck, Eurasia had

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel is a Pulitzer Prize winning transdisciplinary nonfiction book by Jared Diamond. In the book, Diamond discusses how certain societies are able flourish and succeed and how other societies are not. He attributes this success to their geography, food production, how they domesticated animals, their use of steel, and immunity to germs. To him, these findings are the reason why certain societies succeed and others do not. Diamond’s argument is that different societies are able

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    In the first episode of the Guns, Germs and Steel, they set out a main question for the video. Why is that European or we refer to white man have so much cargo, but as other native americans and races have so little. Before the research, biologist Jared Diamond did not know the answer for that question either. For whites and European, materials goods represent their power. They think that they are generally superior better than other native groups. The main research question for Jared Diamond

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