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Comment Re:Proof?!?! First-world problems.... (Score 0) 352

Most of the most civilized nations are in areas with very inhospitable conditions, such as long and harsh winters, or short crop growing seasons. It's not like, say, Africa or the Caribbean, where the climate is such that shelter, clothing, and even agriculture almost become non-issues.

And this is probably the reason they are civilized - survival at higher latitudes usually requires more intelligence.

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