Read the following description of an early civilization. What effect would geography likely have had on this civilization?
The ancient Phoenician civilization developed along the Mediterranean Sea. They controlled trade throughout their region, which eventually stretched into Egypt. The temperate climate allowed them to develop permanent settlements into complex cities.
A. It would allow them leisure time to pursue art and philosophy.
B. It would cause them to live in peace with neighboring civilizations.
C. It would prevent them from developing a distinct cultural identit
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D. It would result in a society with little stratification, as most people were traveling merchants.