Primorye countries - successful development
The geographical position of the country has alwaysinfluence on its development, and not only economic, but in general. If you recall the past and pay attention to what states played the most significant role in the development of mankind, then you can see a certain pattern. It has always been a coastal country. Examples include Phenicia and Ancient Greece, Spain and Portugal, England and France, and many others.
The access to the sea and the proximity of the world trade routes tocertain stages of history brought fundamental changes in the fate of many states. This is well traced in the example of medieval Europe. The coastal Mediterranean countries, led by Venice, after the Turks closed their access to India, quickly declined. The Atlantic states, taking advantage of their seaside position, could quickly rise - first it was done by Spain and Portugal, and then by Holland and France. In a persistent three-century struggle with them, England was able to win and also became a powerful maritime power.
The coastal countries of the world, struggling for dominance in the sea, not only made great geographical discoveries of new lands, but also laid new trade sea routes.
Seaside States of Europe today
Europe became the center of world civilization,located on the Mediterranean coast. States that have access to the Atlantic Ocean, brought Europe the glory of the Great geographical discoveries. Primorye countries in this region and today remain on the leading roles.
Most European countries havesea borders and is located near the busy sea roads. And this in our time is very important for successful economic development, because the bulk of all transported goods in the world (statistics say that it is almost 90 percent) is transported by sea.
The life of many powers in Europe has always been associated withby the sea. Such seaside countries, as Great Britain, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, have always successfully engaged in fishing. Some small states are trying to expand their territory due to coastal areas of the seas. Especially in this the Netherlands succeeded, for several centuries almost a third of their territory was conquered by the sea.
Seaside position is beneficial
The whole history of mankind confirms the oldthe truth that the key to the prosperity of nations is dominance at sea. Suffice it to recall Ancient Rome, Genoa, Holland, England. Many coastal countries of Asia also serve as evidence. This applies not only to the past, but also to the present. All the richest powers in the world are washed by the waters of the seas and oceans: the USA, Germany, Sweden, Japan, China and many others.
The lack of access to large water is not onlyinhibits development, but can be a great sadness. More than a century ago, after the war with Chile, Bolivia lost access to the Pacific Ocean and, despite the fact that the country has its own navy, and annually she solemnly celebrates the Sea Day, Bolivian seamen can only be nostalgic for the distant past.