Considering all of the differences amongst civilizations, Huntington was trying to prove another point. If we are all so different,why are the distinctions between some countries involve mechanics, technology, material factors, and culture (including values, ideals, and the moral qualities of society). This means that just because you and another country share some of same material things, doesn't mean that you two are similar as a whole. For example, say we have a lot of oil in one of our states. And Mexico has just as much oil in their country. We wouldn’t go around saying we are similar just because we share oil, it's more to it than just material things.