The was merely the latest in a over several millennia, which likely influenced Amazonian cultures. While the markets in Aztec-run Tenochtitlán were incomparable and conquering Spaniards had an appreciation for the materialistic and greedy aspects of Aztec culture, Incan culture was another matter entirely. There were no vast markets in Incan society, but it was run more like a communist regime, with central planning of the economy. The Incas had ornate rituals combined with feasts and festivals, in which religion, warfare, economic reciprocity, and an elite-justifying ideology were inextricably linked, which formed the social cohesion of the empire. They naturally had human sacrifice to appease the gods in their Sun-worshipping imperial religion. The Incan Empire, which was the Western Hemisphere's largest, by far, stretched along the Andes Mountains for thousands of kilometers and was continually subjected to El Niño's vagaries. The Incas had novel means of dealing with it, including forming a vast network of storage facilities along the Incan "highway" on the Andes's high Western slopes, which like those took advantage of the "freezer effect" (and drying) of preserving food, and the Incas advertised their ability to provide for their subjects. The empire's taxation was often more in the form of services than food. Those peoples were arguably the greatest agricultural experimenters of pre-industrial peoples, getting the most out of their challenging environments.
The fashion industry affects society both positively and negatively, especially negatively, in ways like eating disorders, providing sizes for plus-size consumers, and representation of plus-size models and ethnically diverse models.
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The modern use of is little more than pumping electrons to power electrical equipment, in the same basic fashion that running water was used to run . The electron flow, like running water, is not the ultimate source of energy, but is just an energy flow that humans harnessed, although humans the electron flow, unlike the . With electricity, the first major applications had . But coal-fired electric generators quickly became the standard, for the , and coal power today provides . Electrons pumped across copper wires became a major innovation that led to modern homes and cities. Before electricity was used to transmit energy, power was only available at the site where usable energy was produced. Watermills, windmills, and heat engines transmitted pre-electrical energy via gears, straps, and pulleys, which were cumbersome and dangerous. With the , factories became far more versatile and humane, and as cities and homes were electrified, they were radically transformed. The USA led the world in introducing electrical appliances to homes; refrigerators, thermostatically controlled central heating and air conditioning, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, dryers, dish washers, radios, televisions, and computers, to name a few innovations, made the early 21st century’s home virtually unrecognizable to a home-dweller during the USA’s Civil War. Electricity also powers the process used today to , and modern equipment of all kinds would simply be infeasible without electricity.