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What accounts for this distribution of economic success?
(For the edification of mods who banned me for a similar thread: No, I'm not posting this to bait people into saying the n word. Quite the opposite. I'm looking for a deeper dive than just "IQ". Also, if the issue is that it might bring up things from less than 25 years ago, I'll add that people would likely post things from more than 25 years ago, and also that there's no stipulation about economics (which is a humanity, and this is a humanities board, which it says in the title, "History & Humanities") needing to only mention things from more than 25 years ago. The rules quite clearly state that it is history that needs to be from more than 25 years ago, and that people can post about humanities, and not just the humanities listed. There's an "etc." at the end of the example list for humanities. Fuck you in your mother's face for forcing me the write this. I hope Hiro or the feds shut this place down to spite you and you end up homeless and insane, slowly dying of liver cancer. FUCK YOU.)
>That one time when a non-Indo-European source had an early influence in the Vedic religion but no one gives a fuck about it.
What gives? Why are people so willing to ignore non-IE influence on the Vedas and the Upanishads? Is it because they are desperately trying to look for a common IE corpus/tradition?
"Indra is called vr̥tragʰná- (literally, "slayer of obstacles") in the Vedas, which corresponds to Verethragna of the Zoroastrian noun verethragna-. According to David Anthony, the Old Indic religion probably emerged among Indo-European immigrants in the contact zone between the Zeravshan River (present-day Uzbekistan) and (present-day) Iran. It was "a syncretic mixture of old Central Asian and new Indo-European elements", which borrowed "distinctive religious beliefs and practices" from the Bactria–Margiana Culture. At least 383 non-Indo-European words were found in this culture, including the god Indra and the ritual drink Soma. According to Anthony,
Many of the qualities of Indo-Iranian god of might/victory, Verethraghna, were transferred to the god Indra, who became the central deity of the developing Old Indic culture. Indra was the subject of 250 hymns, a quarter of the Rig Veda. He was associated more than any other deity with Soma, a stimulant drug (perhaps derived from Ephedra) probably borrowed from the BMAC religion. His rise to prominence was a peculiar trait of the Old Indic speakers."