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Unformatted text preview: -long life expectancy -economics or organization of society o availability of cheap slave labor encouraged innovation o patents and property law rewarded innovation o modern societies had training opportunities o modern capitalism rewarded technological development o individualism of US society -ideological o risk-taking behavior o scientific outlook o tolerance of diverse views o religion -sometimes good effect but sometimes bad effect o war o centralized government o climate o resource abundance -development and reception of inventions varies from society to society even on the same continent -vary over time in same society Where do innovations come from? -mostly borrowed from other societies -depending on geographic location societies differ in how they receive technology from other societies o ease o proximity -...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course HIST 038 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
- Fall '10
- World History