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This “shelter” mentality fostered a common pattern of settlement in which the largest urban concentrations tended to be located away from the physical edges of a nation.
- Anonymous9 months agoFavourite answer
The author is saying that at some point in the past, people didn't like to live near the border of their country because they feared invasion or lawlessness in the frontier region, so people tended to settle farther away from the borders, so that's where the big cities grew up.
Nowadays, that's not so much a concern, so you see lots of cities on or near international boundaries, such as (in the USA) Detroit, Buffalo, Seattle, San Diego, El Paso, etc.
- Ronald 7Lv 79 months ago
The Lunatics have taken over the Assylum