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Why is it that Eurasia has produced the agriculture pathogens and technology to influence and predominant over the rest of the world More simply put by Yali a politician in New Guinea Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo goods and brought it to New Guinea but we black people had little cargo of our own This timeless question is still being inquired but Jared Diamond has set out to find an ultimate answer After extensive field work in New Guinea Diamond blames geographic location rather than the people within it and a supposed lack of intelligence Within his book Guns Germs and Steel Diamonds theorizes that unequal distribution begins with preconditions specifically the precondition of geographic location which governs climateDiamonds thesis is correct based on three factors that are determined by geography that is the domestication of plants and animals immunity to a wide range of pathogens and the development of technology that furthered the interests of a society Early humans practiced the hunter-gatherer lifestyle until the domestication of plants and animals It was through these techniques that people have the ability to live in a set area rather than roam after their pray These groups of people would soon develop societies because they were no longer focused solely on survival but thriving Eurasia gained its first advantages based on the variety of plants that could prosper in the land Villages were also able to expand because the longitude remained the same Therefore the crops were able to grow anywhere in Eurasia since the climate didnt change Plants such as barley wheat corn and sorghum were able to grow in the Eurasian climate Many animals in Eurasia were also available for domestication which in turn increased trade between societies Horses namely were essential to trade networks and later conquest Contrastingly other countries had struggled due to the fact that plants and animals native to the land were either used inefficiently
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