Why would geographic features make sea trade more popular than overland trade?
it was a lot easier to go trhu the mediterranean to get from italy to.... lets say egypt than going overland.
also theres a lot of mountains in central europe, boats would be a easier way to trade than crossing alps and apenines.
The reason the geographic feature is a promoter to cultural diffusion is because many different geographic features had trade routes and these trade routes would help with the spread of culture. Such as when the Muslim Empire took over Spain , North Africa, and western/central Asia a lot of Arab culture became a part of them.
What geographic features most effectively served as a natural barrier that limited contact between cultures?
Greece is made up of many geographical features. The main geographic features are islands, mountains, and, of course, oceans. Greece is also one big peninsula. The ancient Greeks relied a lot on the water, for travel, trade, and resources. Traveling on land was difficult, so they learned to make boats and sail.
The geographic features of the Nile River valley affected what the ancient Egyptians did in their daily lives. The Nile River was the central point by which the crops were irrigated, drinking water located, and trade was established. During the rainy season, the Nile River would flood and irrigate the land through a series of channels. In drier seasons the Nile was a meeting place for markets.
Geographic features affect a region's economy because it often determines what type of resources the area has to offer. A region can only trade, sell, or export goods that can be produced in the region, with the available resources. There also needs to be a way to move goods to and from the region. Those areas close to water then have the economic advantage.
Physical features impacts trade by creating trade boundaries. These trade boundaries like the Alps or the Rocky Mountains. These physical features can also become trade routes. These routes include the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes, Or the Rio Grande River. The Mississippi River can take up through most of the big port cities in the country.