S1 “Guns, Germs & Steel”
Jared Diamond: Guns, Germs & Steel: Part I “Out of Eden”
Jared Diamond: Guns, Germs & Steel: Part II “Conquest”
Jared Diamond: Guns, Germs & Steel: Part III “Into the Tropics”
Niall Ferguson´s TED Talk “The 6 killer apps of prosperity” (Civilization: the West and the Rest)
You should answer the questions from the links up.!!
a) Analyse the causes, according to Jared Diamond, of why Western Europe became “the conquerors of the world”!
b) Which of these causes to the European conquests do you think was the primary cause? Don´t forget give reasons for your choice!
c) Try to find or come up with criticism against Diamond´s theories! Take help from Niall Ferguson´s TED Talk “The 6 killer apps of prosperity”!
a) Analyse the consequences of the European conquest from different historical perspectives! Don´t forget to think in terms of different groups involved!
b) Which of these consequences do you think was most important for the development of the World history? Don´t forget give reasons for your choice!
3. Then -> Now -> Future
What can we learn from these historical events to be prepared for the future?
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