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Guns Germs and Steel

Prezi on Book by Jared Diamond

Gene Johnson

on 12 November 2018

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Transcript of Guns Germs and Steel

Why are some societies wealthier than others?
Geographic Luck:
Guns Germs steel
Some simply had
Better Crops
Better Animals
Better Land
Easier Trade
Out of Eden
Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we back people had little cargo of our own?
Never objective evidence for this theory
Wild stands of wheat
Horse, Cow, Pig, Sheep, and Goat
Easier to spread East-West
Why were the Spanish able to conquer America with relative ease?
Spanish armed with:
Written Language
How did Spanish attack
Studied Cortez
Captured King
Black death
Killed between 30% to 60% in Europe
Ones who survived built immunity and passed that on
Written Language
Guns and Steel
Into the Tropics
Allows Commerce
Argued for Civilizing
Belgian King Leopold II helped himself to a “a slice of that magnificent African Cake
1885-1905 between 5-8 million victims
Cut limbs off Africans to make them feel inferior
Battle of Adwa
European settlers took farmland away from Africans.
Native revolts were put down brutally.
Black laborers were treated almost like slaves.
International protests eventually put an end to forced labor. But Africans remained second-class citizens, denied the basic right of self-government for many years.
First to Domesticate Animals and plants.
Luckily they had them first

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