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Why?

No /pol/ stuff please
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>>673652
>why are these specific people the greatest source for the standards of accomplishment which they themselves set

Hmmm
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>>673652
>Poland actually on the list

WE CAN INTO small ACHIEVEMENT
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>>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?
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>>673695
Because we all have the Art Gene.
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>>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.
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>>673652

>Why?

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.
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>>673732
>>>/tumblr/
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>>673695
Please end yourself
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>>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.
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>>673703
>Due to mainly geographical reasons

LOL
O
L

>ahead of the curve

Whig historian GTFO
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>>673703
guns, germs, and steel is thoroughly debunked try again
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>>673732
>industrialized rapidly
>1400-1600

Why do you think it is that Euros industrialized rapidly near the end of the 18th century?

Surely it had nothing to do with the struggles and innovations of the previous 5 centuries.
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>>673691
All "polish" achievements were actually done by Germans.
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>>673941
If it did, more of Europe would have industrialized and produced notable figures like southern England, the Rhine, and Northern Italy before 1800.
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>>674057

Why?
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>>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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>>673941

>Why do you think it is that Euros industrialized rapidly near the end of the 18th century?

Technological innovations (particularly in metallurgy which allowed for the creation of semi-reliable engines) and a large, expendable urban population that was willing to work for peanuts.

>Surely it had nothing to do with the struggles and innovations of the previous 5 centuries.

I explicitly mentioned collective knowledge as one of the reasons why they took off. Scientific discoveries, with few exceptions, are built off of previous ones.
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>>674137

So you're saying that industrialization and academics just pop out of thin air?
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>>674159
Yes. This is literally what I am saying. Not really of course, but every interpretation is valid even from someone with poor reading comprehension.
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>>674220

then you aren't saying much by rephrasing the implication of the question as if it's a novel position.
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>>674289
That's what happens when you have to repeat yourself asked rhetorical or exaggerated questions.
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>>673924
By whom and how?
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>>673924
It actually isn't, that books is just one pop-sci tier source on the subject.

>hurr environmental factors aren't important unless it's how cold europe is.
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