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    Default Re: What changes in a fantasy world would occur with good communications and transpor

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    It does that's true, but the UK bronze age is different than the one in the Mediterranean, for a lot of reasons. My point was more that the classic bronze agent that includes Ancient Egypt and pre-Classical Greece used Sun dials, but they're must more accurate day to day in Egypt because the solstices aren't like 7 hours of night and 17 hours of light like you find in some northern regions, its much close to 12 hours day 12 hours night year round.

    Its actually the thing that some of my old college buddies from southern India were most confused about in Canada. Middle of December its completely dark at 4:30 PM and dawn isn't until 7:00 AM the next day. But in the summer its the opposite, dawn is around 6:00 AM and sunset at 10:00 PM.
    Friend of mine moved to Arizona, and when she comes back to visit in the summer, there are two things that get her.

    "It's so green!" because of all the trees and grass and fields... and "Land of the midnight sun!" because twilight can stretch to almost 11pm around the solstice.
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    Default Re: What changes in a fantasy world would occur with good communications and transpor

    So on the topic go mixing... Will there be arguments and reactionary movements over the 'dilution of culture' just like we see today?

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    Default Re: What changes in a fantasy world would occur with good communications and transpor

    Is there contact with another culture?
    Then yes.
    People will react that way to most kinds of inter-cultural contact. Its the numbers, social placement, vitriol, etc that matter.
    Heck exposure to silk and spices in Rome had some people complaining....(turning people soft, exporting bullion, people not wearing togas as they used to)

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