On the Silk Road, not only were goods being traded, culture, religious, philosophical and technological ideas were also being exchanged. The Silk Road originated from Xian during the Han Dynasty in China only trading silk with only Central Asian Tribe. As the Han Dynasty expanded the Silk Road expanded to the Mediterranean and then to Europe. There in Europe trade flourished during the Pax Romana due a uniform currency, safer roads from robbers, stably and prospering Roman Empire. But after the Han dynasty declined in , China became divided so the trading along the Silk road decreased.
Why Europe? Anan Patel 12/16/13 The Europeans were the first people to explore and conquer the rest of the world. But, before they explored the world the Chinese had started this voyage project also, but they eventually receded from this because they were looking to focus more on domestic matters (DOC 2, 3, 4, and 5). The reason why Europe succeeded and the others didn’t because Europe already had advantages in society because of the plant and animal domestication, also they had enough competition between the different European countries to go out on voyages to look for more (DOC 1, 6, 7, 9) . On the other hand, the other countries weren’t able to succeed because they conquered by Europeans or their population died out from diseases or plagues (DOC 4, 5, 8).
These different empires that were being built at the time created fluctuations in trade. The Silk Road changed from being on a small scale to expanding throughout Eurasia; then little interaction occurring between Asia and Europe. More trade in the Ming Dynasty followed after and then the Indian Ocean Trade becoming an alternative way of trade to the Silk Road. During these changes, there were also continuities that always happened no matter how much the Silk Road had changed. The change in trade patterns was caused by the strength of the different empires along the Silk Road.
While the basic purpose of the Silk Road remained mostly the same, its’ goods and destinations went through many changes. The road started as a small transport route for Eurasian merchants, but later turned into an important economical and cultural necessity. Once Asian products, like spices and fabrics, were used by Europeans, they became dependent on them. This also occurred in Asia, and it began to shape both cultures. Also, due to the large amount of political changes that occurred during this expanse of time, the Silk Road also traveled through the new countries that began when the Roman Empire collapsed.
Captain Huggy Face sailed the rainbow ocean waters in search of a perfect paradise for his people to visit, none the less he found an island at fifteen degrees West and ninety degrees South, right in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. The island seemed to be rich in fruit trees and fish in the coral reef. The fruit trees weren’t ordinary though because with just one bite one would have a new talent for a certain amount of time and each tree has a
Although they did not know it, the Europeans had brought over diseases from Europe. In the past Europe’s immense trade routes and domestic animals made them homes for disease. They suffered from the worst and therefore became immune to the worst. They carried these diseases to America and badly infected the people. American’s had little disease at this time because isolation did not allow for contact with the other people to contract their diseases and they did not have domestic animals.
China was completely contrary from Central Africa on economic, political, and cultural bases during the 1500-1800. From 1000-1500 China led the world in economic development and there after experiencing the trauma of rule by the Yuan Dynasty, China adopted policies that favoured Chinese political and cultural tradition. On the other hand, the kingdoms of central Africa had initiated commercial relations with Portuguese merchants and diplomatic relations with Portuguese monarchy. Portuguese traded for slaves and slave trade undetermined the authority of the King. The Kings were converts of Christianity just to establish closer relations with Portuguese whereas Chinese has great problems with the exclusivity of Christianity but the Jesuits were respectful of Chinese culture and won a few converts.
Trade between 8000 BCE and 1750 CE which was a period marked in time by exploration and imperialism, a global economy emerged in which Western Europe through commerce interacted and exchanged goods such as animals, food/spices, and even slaves. In Western Europe, during 8000-600 CE, Europe built and used roads that connected with other civilizations through the Silk Road. The Silk Road was the major trading center through all of Europe. Although, while Western Europe thrived on the trading economy, Eastern Europe went on a different path and traded very little with outside sources due to
In today’s society many people are affected by the phenomenon of globalization. For many people of different ethnic back ground, race and religion get very comfortable living in a community where we can relate to the people and environment where there are similar values, backgrounds, views and interest occurs, people flock to areas on the basics of cultural affinity for a feeling of security and similarities. For this reason it is unlikely to find location that has been unaffected by globalization; however globalization is the process of interaction and integration among, companies, government of different nations driven by trade. In “I Just Work Here” by Russell Leigh Sharman and Cheryl Harris Sharman the authors explain the effects globalization has on peoples cultural identity when they described the struggles Alam endured when his left his family in his native Bangladesh. Alam a night shift worker in Penn Station came to the US a place where most people think is “heaven” describes the difficultly living away from
However, I think this cannot be agreed. Actually, they can help a city or a country to fulfill the job vacancy that people are not willing to do, as I always believe that jobs should be more than the people, which means that the unemployed should be the people who cannot find a job that was suitable for them or a job they are willing to do, but not meaning that there are no jobs for them. Therefore, the migrant workers can actually help to do something that local people do not want to do, but not occupying the place of locals. In fact, some of the immigrants can yet help providing more opportunities to local people, such that if a new business is started, it must create new jobs for the people. Overall, it can be concluded that the migrant worker can help developing the economy and promoting the cultural evolution of their host cities and countries, also bringing positive impacts on the social aspect.