Why do the peoples of virtually all the temperate forests rule the planet, economically and politically?
The major temperate forest regions of the world include: the Eastern United States, Northern Europe, Japan, the Pacific Northwestern US, Eastern Australia, and parts of Eastern China. These are basically the highest GNP-producing areas in the world. Certainly colder climates have the reputation for breeding no-nonsense work ethics. But these aren’t the coldest areas on the planet by any means. And they’re not the most densely populated, either. So what’s the secret?