Does the geography and climate of the place you live in, influence the type of person you are?

Why were the British able to establish a vast imperial empire where the sun never set? Why is the Middle East so conflict-ridden? Why were the Kazakhs able to resist modernization and the communist ideology forced upon them by Soviet Russia? Why didn’t the people of South Asia show any interest in foreign conquest for a 1000 years?
Without exception, all the major ancient civilizations have developed and flourished on the banks of rivers; the Indus Valley Civilization on the banks of river Indus, the Mesopotamian civilization on the banks of rivers Tigris and Euphrates, the Ancient Egyptian Civilization on the banks of river Nile and the ancient Chinese civilization on the banks of the Yellow river. Continue reading “Does the geography and climate of the place you live in, influence the type of person you are?”