Geographic factors are things that have to do with a place’s location and have an effect on the people who live there. Geography can change things like behaviour, health, beliefs, income, and education, among other things.
Geographic determinism is the idea that where people live has an effect on their lives. This theory says that the conditions of a place have an effect on the way people in that place live. The theory looks at how the political, economic, and social aspects of a society are affected by the way things are in a certain place.
The first time the theory was talked about was in the early 1900s by Ellsworth Huntington, a professor at Yale. He was talking about the Roman Empire at the time. A drought in the area hurt farming, and the lack of food that resulted contributed to the fall of the empire.