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Why did some societies advance and other not?Page 8 of 8    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Hi to all, just join this great post.

Ghehngis Khan even declined to invade Europe because there was neither profit nor sport in it.

In fact, Batu Khan did not invade Europe because of a noze bleed! It's a funny story. But I agree with most of what your are saying.

And to the original question I answer, space. It has lot to do with competition induced by the lack of space. Plenty of books exists on this subject. Off course other factors comes into play. One of the most recent one : religion and the raise of the west. Please refer to l'ethique protestante du capitalisme. But even then, geography had done much of the work.
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