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Why was the second ring of von Thünen's original model more important prior to the industrial revolution than it is today?
There are refrigerated train cars and trucks so horticulture and dairy can last longer and doesn’t need to be as close to the city.
Wood is no longer needed as an energy source so it doesn’t matter if it’s close to the city.
The land was cheaper back then so animals could graze in larger spaces near the city.
The crops planted today are different so they can be further from the city.
All of the above