This is because some environments provide more favorable conditions for new societies than other environments. Accounts that will be deemed adequate will discuss specific groups of people, at a specified period of time.
Diamond says there are four main reasons the Europeans rose to power and were able to expand across the globe. I will therefore attempt to confine this review on the "meat and potatoes" of his book: the dramatic Spanish conquest of the Incas; the impact of continental geography on food production; and finally, the origins of the Eurasian development of guns, germs, and steel Pizzarro also had a written language and the Incas did not.
How did Europe somehow gain the upper hand so early in history? Jared Diamond, an esteemed historian takes readers on a journey through time.
It is in the Middle East that farming or agricultural practice developed and later spread to North Africa before being adopted by the Europeans.
In the following, the chain of causation that Diamond gives, leading from food production to proximate factors such as guns, germs and steel, will be set out.