February 22, 2017

Homework Help: AP European History

Posted by Alex on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 12:25pm.

What is the relationship between the study of geography and the study of history? What are the advantages and disadvantages of Europe’s geography? Explain the impact of Europe’s geography on European History.

This is what I have so far:
How are geography and history related?
• Geography affects history
• Geography is the study of the earth and its features.
• History is the study of time. It is the study of humanity’s past.
• Geography affects the outcome of events. A people’s way of life can be determined by its environment. The physical characteristics of an area can affect aspects of history such as the outcome of battles or the establishment of trade routes.
• A thriving civilization centered around a river valley might not have existed
• geography affects the outcome of events and the decisions people make

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Europe’s geography?
Europe is a peninsula, therefore giving easy access to oceans and seas which opens vast opportunities for trade with foreign countries. The climate is favorable to the population inhabiting the “area” and is “good for” growing crops. The Pyrenees and Alps Mountains act as a natural barrier and provide protection from invaders. The physical characteristics of Europe provide many beneficial “ “ for the continent.
How has Europe’s geography affected its history?

I don't know what to say for this last part. Where can I find information about this?

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