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How has geography influenced the development of the US?
It helped mold the history of the us
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How did the geography and climate of Greece and the Aegean influence the development of Greek civilization?
The low lying mountain ranges of Greece separated the land into individual communities (Polis) that were virtually isolated from one another because there were no navigable ri…ver connecting them. This led to a very personal government which was conducive to the formation of democracy. Also, the small size and poor soil quality of the land did not allow the city states to support large populations, which led to a mass wave of colonization. Because the climate throughout the Greek area was the same, Greek colonists could spread throughout the countryside without having to significantly change their way of life, resulting in the spread of Hellenistic culture. Colonization also instilled a strong feeling of individualism and humanism, which also led to the rise of democracy in Greece. (Information from the text book, Earth and Its Peoples).
Geography influenced the development of Tenochtitlan because at first, the land was full of water, but then the Aztecs reclaimed land from the lakes by sinking timbers into th…e water to serve as walls and filled the area between the timbers with mud, reeds, and boulders. In this way they created small islands called chinampas, or "floating gardens". Eventually, Aztecs expanded the city's land surface until it covered over five square miles. They even merged Tlatelolco,originally a separate island, with Tenochtitlan.
The accident of geography always plays a significant role in any early society's development. The Greeks, especially the Athenians for example, lived in very mountainous… terrain. Thucydides, a famous Grecian historian, theorized that part of Athens rise to power came from the fact that it did NOT sit on particularly lush farmland. Thus, rival powers did not tend to attack it because it was seldom a worthwhile endeavor. This in turn gave the Athenians the time to build up and become quite powerful and in turn conquer and dominate their neighbors. The mountainous terrain also lead Grecian warfare to be dominated by armored infantry (the Hoplite) rather than light cavalry or fast moving, lightly armored infantry as was the case for the Persians. This difference was a major part of why the numerically inferior Greeks won two wars against the mighty invading Persian empire. The Spartan 300 at Thermopylae were skilled warriors to be certain, but their heavy bronze armor and shields gave them a huge advantage in close quarters combat over the Persian forces wearing wicker shields and armor and using shorter spears. The Persians were used to combat out in open plains and deserts and could not cope with the tight phalanx oriented style of the Greeks. These are just a couple examples.
the location of the peninsula contributed to roman control of the mediterranean region.
How did geography and climate of the Indian subcontinent influence the development of early civilizations there?
Geography and climate both played significant roles in thesettlement and development of ancient Indian civilization. Thefirst notable geographical feature is the Himalayan Mou…ntainslocated in the northern portion of the Indian subcontinent thatsevers India from the rest of Asia; preventing hostile invadingforces and immigration into the subcontinent. The second feature,the two rivers of Ganges and Indus are the foundations of earlyIndian civilization that make their land livable. The Ganges riverflows southeast through a fertile valley, providing the necessarywater for a successful harvest. The Indus River flows southwestacross a drier plain, in turn affecting how farming was achieved.Because of the drier land area, Ancient Indians were forced toirrigate to obtain the needed stock of food to distribute amongtheir peoples, much less a emergency surplus. The last majorgeographical feature was the Khyber Pass -- the only easilytraversed path connecting Asia and India near Kabul. Climate was aningredient in early Indian civilizations for several reasons.Monsoons, winds that mark the seasons, are one of the mostimmediate. The first monsoon of the season blows from North toNortheast periodically during November through March. Little rainis present during this monsoon, however what precipitation doesfall, it falls on the Northern slope of the Himalayas. Duringmid-June through October a second monsoon indicates the 'WetSeason' - a.k.a. - the southwest monsoon. Following the southwestmonsoon, heavy rains fall in it's wake (however sparse rainfallfalls on the Western Ghats, the heaviest rainfall occurs over theGanges Valley and the Eastern Himalayan Mountains). The timing ofthese winds are critical; too little or too late rainfall resultsin an unsuccessful harvest, yet too much or an extended period ofrainfall causes flooding along the country side. Temperatures alsoplay a significant role in how Indian's settled the land in ancienttimes. The ideal area - the Deccan plateau - had mild temperaturesin the summer opposed to the blistering heat of the western Ghatsand valleys which could climb up to one-hundred twenty degreesFahrenheit. Also, another reason the geographical importance ofIndia is held so highly is because if the disappearances of thefirst Harrapan civilizations in Mohenjo Daro. Historians andresearches have many theories, yet they all relate to climate,geographical, and regional issues however there is no solidevidence to prove or reject any of their hypothesis. Some of themore common are; Harsh monsoons causing a type of violent weatherpattern, evidence of an earthquake has been speculated, intenseflooding of the Indus and Ganges Rivers, hostile invading forces,and other reasons have been thrown around. With all of thisinformation taken into consideration, geography and climate playeda major role in the development of Ancient Indian civilization.
the location of the peninsula contributed to roman control of the Mediterranean region.
they had adapted to the various climates and living conditions of the lands in which they settled.
Geography influences how a civilization develops because it limits contact with other civilizations. This can limit trade and growth.
By having everything necessary to sustain large numbers of people like a good climate and fertile soil, so many people began to live there in an organised way/ civilization.
it influenced the way the English colonies developed by making the slaves plant crops in the south so the owners of the slaves make money.and by how some of the people in …the colonies live really far away from the government so those people felt that they had more freedom. and sometimes they did not have to pay taxes. unlike the people who live in a big neighborhood right next to the government.
Geography impacts the development of civilizations in several important ways. A group of peoples that find themselves in a land locked situation will not be able to take advan…tage of waterways, river and seas. With no ports, their ability to fish and use commerce by sea impacts their ability to interact with nations that have water as an asset. Nations that find themselves in rugged and mountainous regions will not be able to farm effectively. Deserts and frigid areas may cause people to migrate to more hospitable locations. Unfavorable geography will stifle those peoples that chose to remain in their circumstances.
the differernt terrains held different resources that could be sold to make a profit, however the profit depended on what item you could get from the land you were in.
It was blocked off from everything else. They had little knowledge of everything else. There was little transportation through mountains.
The fertile patches of land were surrounded by mountains and water.These patches of land were taken by different Greek tribes, whothen built fortresses and cities. In doing so… they establishedindependent city-states each of which jealously defended itsterritory. With limited land, rising population put pressure on each city'slimited land so they had the choice of taking another city's land,or shipping off the surplus to colonise new city-states by seizingland from other peoples. In this wat the Greeks spread all aroundthe Mediterranean and Black Seas, eventually establishing about2,000 independent city-states.
Since Japan is an island nation, a volcanic island to be more precise, it remained a long time isolated from the rest of the world, allowing it to develop its unique cultu…re and shape and its own way of perceiving the world. This situation, however, secluded the country from many new ideas and technological advancements which were taking place at the same time in many other parts for the world.
Industries look for plentiful water, stable infrastructure, population to support labor needs, and transportation diversity. The geography of an area is one of the first t…hings an development team will look at when choosing a site.
Greece is for almost 80% of its surface covered by mountains which were at the time again covered with dense forests. This meant that ancient communities were largely isol…ated from each other. And this again led to the establishment of separate and often warring City-States instead of to a unified ancient Greece.