How Geography Drives History

Which factors shape how events unfold?

Peter Burns
Lessons from History
8 min readFeb 23

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Photo by GeoJango Maps on Unsplash

Sun Tzu’s military classic The Art of War makes an important point on geography.

“The natural formation of the country is the soldier’s best ally.” — Sun Tzu

Most people don’t realize it, but natural formations have a huge impact on the shaping of…

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Peter Burns
Lessons from History

A curious polymath who wants to know how everything works. Blog: Renaissance Man Journal (http://gainweightjournal.com/).