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What are the two most important historical points in Guns, Germs, and Steel?
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The most important historical point in this book is the point at which the Spanish invade and conquer the Inca Empire. This is important because Diamond uses it as a way to identify all of the proximate causes that allowed the Europeans to come to dominate the world.
A second important historical point is much more obscure. It is the point when the Maori attacked and defeated the Moriori in 1835. This event helps to proves Diamond’s point that geography is more important than culture. The event is therefore very important to Diamond’s entire thesis.
Posted by pohnpei397 on October 24, 2012 at 11:50 PM (Answer #1)
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