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Guns, Germs, and Steel

by Jared Diamond
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According to Guns, Germs, and Steel, why were Europeans the ones to conquer Canada and not the other way around?

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Diamond's major point in this book is that geography is the cause of the Eurasian people's ability to conquer people in places like Canada.  

Diamond argues that people in Eurasia had more kinds of plants and animals that could be domesticated than Americans did.  This allowed them to start...

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Diamond's major point in this book is that geography is the cause of the Eurasian people's ability to conquer people in places like Canada.  

Diamond argues that people in Eurasia had more kinds of plants and animals that could be domesticated than Americans did.  This allowed them to start farming earlier and on a larger scale.  Their farming allowed them to live in larger communities and create civilizations.  When this happened, the Europeans developed the technologies (the "guns" and the "steel" of the book's title).  They also developed infectious diseases (the "germs") through contact with their domesticated animals.

Geography, then, is the reason why Europeans conquered Canada and not the other way around.

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