When I think about what factors into creating a culture, I seldom think of geography. But when one gets right down to it, geography plays an incredibly pivotal role in two of the most important categories of human interaction with the earth: agriculture and war. Both occupations go towards feeding a need in society and both produce innumerable advances in technology and human relations. According to texts currently under study in this class, the importance of geography (in the senses of features and border lines) is of paramount importance. But what makes them so important? How have the major geographical features contributed to the development of Asian culture with its subsequent arts, economy, politics, philosophies, and religions? These five categories are the topics my paper will attempt to trace the descent of from agricultural themes and war.
- country demarcation
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