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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...relations with other
civilizations. The history of the world has shown the transfer of
leadership from nation to nation throughout the centuries. Gil
Fillan in the Political Science Quarterly traces the movement of
civilization and world leadership with reference to the mean
temperature of the countries concerned. There are many interesting
and instructive things to be gleaned from this discussion and
chart. First, world supremacy has always been in the Northern
Hemisphere. Second, it has in the 54 centuries charted been moving
rather steadily toward cooler temperatures. This has undoubtedly
been largely the result of the development of industry enabling the
human race to thrive in regions in which primitive people without
clothing or heated habitations could not have existed. That the
tendency seems to be continuing with practically the same rapidity
is also significant and may possibly be correlated with an as yet
unpublished factor showing that the highest production of almost
any given crop in our hemisphere occurs near the northern limit of
its adaptation. This chart indicates that the United States is
exceptionally favorably located with reference to world leadership
at this time shared almost equally, however, with England, France,
and Germany. No great center of world leadership has ever developed
in the Southern Hemisphere, and if the progress of civilization is
going to be toward the colder regions, the possibilitv in the
Southern Hemisphere is very limited because the land areas diminish
rapidly in that direction. The United States possesses many natural
advantages over the other nations mentioned and if she wishes she
may continue to increase her preponderance in power and influence
until her position of international...
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