Essay Writing Topic is "What contributes to the growth of a civilization". Thanks for your help! :D

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Language contributes to the growth of civilization.  When people are able to communicate and express themselves, the society can develop more sophistication.  Writing is a huge step in the development of language, because it gives a society permanence and allows knowledge to be collected and stored.

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I agree that technology is important in the growth of a civilization. Additionally, natural resources are an important part of a civilization's growth and development. Jared Diamond's book, Germs, Guns, and Steel, provides considerable evidence for the idea that civilizations cannot grow without natural resources. For example, some areas of the world are without naturally occurring fresh water sources or good soil. Such areas, traditionally, did not "grow" civilizations that could even reach the technology stage.
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I would say that technology contributes to the growth of a civilization.  When a civilization is starting out, what it needs is extra food to be able to feed extra people who can do things like inventing things, writing things down, being artists, etc.  Technology can help with that because technology like better plows can help raise more food.  Later on, machines can help a civilization grow.  It can make work easier and give more people leisure time to do things like reading and learning and.  In these ways, technology allows civilizations to grow.

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