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The world is becoming smaller due to the advances in technology and transport. Many natural barriers divided the world before advances in transport were made,

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The world is becoming smaller due to the advances in technology and transport. Many natural barriers divided the world before advances in transport were made, this includes seas, mountains, deserts, forests and jungles. The first advance in transport was the taming of horses, this is believed to date back to 30,000 BC from paleolithic cave art. The use of camels closely followed horses, camels were used to cross the desert barrier, people met new cultures and traded their goods. The water barrier between countries was overcome by the invention of the first boat made from wood. It was moved with paddles at first but the invention of the sail allowed the boat to travel along trade winds. ...read more.

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This linked America from coast to coast, the tracks passed between mountain and through rivers. The use of steam boats meant that sailors were no longer reliant on wind, they could take their own route to areas instead of following trade winds or paddling. The gasoline engine was invented in 1962, it completely changed transportation. This invention changed the look of the streets, there were less horse drawn carts and more cars. Gasoline travel led to the aeroplane, in 1903 the Wright Brothers took the first flight and the world followed. The world's barriers were now much less of an issue at this point, in theory the world had shrunk and would continue to do so. ...read more.

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Air travel...Easy Jet and Ryanair open to the middle income families Boeing 747 changed air travel since the 1930, 30's- carried mail, built from metal, 6 passenger cabin, 1933 -boeing 247 Boeing 747 built in the 60's and updated in 2010 carries around 450 people To conclude, transport has connected the world by making natural features such as seas and deserts seem like paths instead of barriers. World travel is now fast, reliable and relatively cheap; people worldwide can travel easily and therefore have become more culturally aware. People from a range of cultures diffuse into others making countries more diverse. 9b) Explain how transport improvements have helped build a more interconnected world. ...read more.

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