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« on: December 28, 2008, 01:10:15 AM »

Jared Diamond's book makes a great deal of sense to me in terms of the last 5,000 years. Agriculturalists moved in with domesticated animals throughout a great deal of Western Europe decimating prior populations with disease. The Celtic Warrior saga is a bit to dramatic for me. Disease makes a lot more sense as it did in the Americas. Violence happened, but disease decimated the aboriginal population in the Americas and Europe more potently. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 02:54:26 PM »

I haven't read that book, but I've heard it's good. I should get a copy.

I suspect who comes to "dominate" (whatever we mean by that) is the result of a combination of factors.
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