Ccot: Interactions on the Silk Road

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CCOT: Interactions On the Silk Road Between 200 BCE and 1450 CE, interactions on the Silk Road changed the amount of trade and altered the Silk Road, but what remained the same was the spread of ideas and inventions, religions, and disease along the Silk Road. In the span 200 BCE to 1450 CE, the interactions on the Silk Road change the amount of trade and the usage of the trade route. Around 200 BCE, the Silk Road was created for trading between Rome and China. As time progressed it began to branch out to include other countries. Near the end of this period it was expanded to include Europe. The changing in how the routes placement altered interactions on the Silk Road. Also, amount of trade was altered by the interaction along the Silk Road. 200 BCE to 600 CE trade flourished. But after the collapse of Rome, Persia, and Han or classical societies, trading fell. In addition to, once the Mongols took power in 1200 CE, trade along the Silk Road increased. This is because of the safety of the Silk Road because the Mongols protected it. Interactions on the Silk Road changed as related to amount of trading because different societies had different economies and different technologies. Classical societies traded in the Silk Road because it was the fastest and cheapest to do. Their marine trading was not as developed. But when they collapsed the Silk Road trading dropped and marine trading picked up. The Indian Ocean Basin trade took its place because it was faster and cheaper, as boats and marine technology improved. When the Mongols came to power, the Silk Road trading increased because the Mongols supported for they never had to deal with marine trading. Overall, interactions on the Silk Road did change a lot of things including the amount of trade and the geographical layout of the route. While some things did change on the Silk Road, there were also things that
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