Jared Diamond's Five Point Theory - Coggle Diagram
Jared Diamond's Five Point Theory
Friendly relationships: Jared Diamond explains that having access to friendly societies is beneficial
It could help with fighting hostile societies
It could help with needing to move your society because they could lend you housing until you find a new spot
This could help with trade to get things you can't normally get
Climate Change: When the climate is changing and the society fails to see it can be a large problem.
This could be devastating to the environment because certain species could rely on the climate and if it changes then the species could die out.
This could hurt farming because of the climate change things could grow differently and you may not know how it will change
One example is the Greenland Norse and how their environment got colder and they couldn't realize or prepare for it.
Socio-Economic problems: These can involve in-fighting, resource depletion, and lack of money
Depletion of resources is obviously a problem because without resources you can't do anything
Running out of money is also obviously a problem because then you can't have a working economy or trade with other societies
If your government has too much in-fighting then there will be a problem because then fights will break out and the entire government will fall.
Impact on the environment: This could be pollution, depleting resource, or just destroying the land
Depleting resources like trees and streams are obviously problems as well because then you can't build or drink
An example of this is the Eastern Islanders who cut down all of their trees and were unable to grow more and ran out of fruit and wood
Pollution is obviously a problem because it damages the ability to farm resources and makes the air quality worse
Hostile societies: obviously having enemies is not going to help your society
If you cannot reach an agreement then they will always be a threat
They can block trade routes or take out trade partners
If you have too many then you can get overwhelmed and destroyed easily