>>673652 Because of whites. And no, I'm not trying to /pol/, but it's true. During those times, Europe was engulfed by many wars compared to other parts of the world yet managed to get so many accomplishments. Why do you think that is?
>>673652 Due to mainly geographical reasons different civilizations were ahead of the curve at different times, for instance china during the tang dynasty.
Europe happened to be ahead of the curve at a point in history where technology started to advance more rapidly and stayed ahead of the curve until the modern day when true American values and capitalism helped technology spread all over the world more or less equally, assuming the countries are not godless commies or islamic extremists who for some reason don't want the benefits of the modern world.
Because Britain, France, Germany, and Italy industrialized rapidly and have strong urban academic traditions. It was more difficult for someone outside those areas to make scientific discoveries because they wouldn't have had the same level of equipment, collective knowledge, and funding that make such discoveries feasible.
>>673732 This, and the printing press exponentially raising the number and distribution of publications compared to previous periods. Comparatively little scientific and artistic literature survived the Hellenic Dark Age, the fall of Rome, or the Mongol Conquests, so a good number of important people are known to us only through reference in another work that did happen to survive. Similarly a lot of important work from the Bronze Age onwards has just be lost to time since they did not have access to easily reproduced and proliferated writing material and did not survive into the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
>>674081 Because said struggles and innovations of the past 5 centuries were not entirely limited to these three regions, yet rapid industrialization and urban academic tradition was with just a few literary exceptions from Spain that stagnated.
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