There is no “best culture”.Cultures are simply different from each other.
Fernand Braudel fundamentally distinguished crops according to dominant crops[1: wheat farming[2, rice crops, maize crops.There are others that are mentioned in braudel rather casually, e.g. tuber fruit and palm cultures. The different natural bases characterize the distinguishable cultures up to the present day and up to typical behavioral characteristics. In the regions of Asia,[3) which are characterized by wet rice cultivation,[3 one does not know European individualism: wet rice cultivation requires a coordinated and coordinated and disciplined commitment of many people. Europe, on the other hand, has been shaped for centuries by the family business in agriculture(mansus) and crafts, and the classic commercial enterprises and banks were also family businesses.To what extent the domination of Russia by the Mongols, the liberation from this domination by an autocratic tsarist power, and the dominance of the tsar and the Orthodox Church as owners, finally Stalincentralism the Russian mentality and economy to the present day and to prevent the country from becoming an industrialized country that is important for the world economy from becoming an industrialcountry that is important for the world economy, would be worth a special study.
In the case of crops that do not grow crops, i.e. nomadic cultures, the question of mentality and conditions of development must again be asked quite differently.
[1 Fernand Braudel: Social History of the 15th-18thCentury. Everyday life. Munich 1985, p. 103-188 (first Paris 1979). See. Fuller, D. Q., M. Rowlands: Ingestion and Food Technologies: Maintaining Differences over the long-term in West, South and East Asia. In T.C. Wilkinson, S. Sherratt, J. Bennet (eds.): Interweaving Worlds: Systemic Interactions in Eurasia, 7th to 1st Millenia BC. Oxford 2011, 37-60; Roland Knauer: Cereals determine the form of society. In WORLD – News, Backgrounds, News & Videos from 09.05.2014.URL: Agriculture: Cereals determine the form of society – WORLD; Hansj枚rg K眉ster: In the beginning was the grain.Another history of humanity. Munich 2013; Hansj枚rg K眉ster, Ulrich Nefger, Herrmann Seidl, Nicolette Waechter: Korn. Cultural history of cereals. Salzburg 1999; Thomas Miedaner: Cultivated Plants: Botany – History – Perspectives. Berlin, Heuidelberg 2014; Lothar W. Pawliczak: The diversity of economic cultures. In: Recherche D issue 4/February 2019; Franz Schwanitz: The origin of the cultivated plants. Berlin 1957.
[2 “Wheat Economy” stands for a group of cultivated grass species and is probably to be differentiated in principle into a millet-wheat-barley culture on the one hand and a wheat-rye-oat culture on the other.
[3 Here, too, we must warn against blanket judgments: the mentality of the population in the wheat-growing areas of northern China is markedly different from the rice-growing areas.