Around 1450-1700 Western Europe expanded their Atlantic trade. They began exploring other parts of the world, and even building colonies in some of these places. They began to explore Africa as well as the Americas. Western Europe gained many things from this new land, which they were able to use in order to enhance their own economy. Western Europe’s expansion of Atlantic trade, through exploration and colonization, not only improved their own economy, but also the economy of America, through sharing new trade products and crops as well as beginning the slave trade.
The year 1492 was a major turning point in history for many different reasons. After 1492, people and civilizations of long separated regions had started to gain their connections. Many trades had began and gave different countries the opportunity to get different things. The voyage of Columbus in 1492 helped create our world today. In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail to go to east India to find gold, instead of getting to east India, he landed in the Bahamas.
The largest continuity experienced during this time was the idea of exploration and expansion. Spurred by Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas in 1492, others countries, besides Spain, began to send their own fleets and voyages over to the New World to claim land for their mother countries. The strong demand that European countries still had for sugar and raw materials was another reason that journeys across the Atlantic took place. As those raw materials were gathered and sent back to Europe, the idea of mercantilism became increasingly prominent towards the end of the 16th century, especially in the North American
CCOT Essay Islam was started in 600 AD and has left a lasting impact on South Asia, during the time period of 1000 to 1750 C.E. The impact of Islam on South Asia created continuities because of economics, but more changes because of the cultural and political aspects. Islam impacted South Asia greatly with its economic continuities between the time periods of 1000 to 1750. In 1000, South Asia was a huge center of trade, exporting cotton, sugar cane, and spices, all in high demand. This occurred because of its geographical location, pitted in between Europe and Asia, who both had large economies based on trade.
Many aspects of the African and American economies remained unchanged by maintaining an agrarian based economy. As trade began to increase between Europe, the Americas, and Africa, many social transformations began to take place. The national monarchs that lived within Western Europe wanted to increase their power and began to look for more trade routes to increase their wealth. This rise in trading led to the growth of the middle class in Western Europe. The middle class developed because the increase of trading opened up room for specialized workers Along with the growth of the middle class bankers, capitalists, and other occupations also began to develop.
Ch.4 Sec 1: Slavery and Empire -Mercantilism realized: the triangular trade. -West Africa had become a thriving slave industry since the Portuguese had arrived while going to the West coast. Most slaves went to other destinations, like South America( Brazil), Caribbean and then some to the Americas. Very little of them went straight to North America. *The Ordeal of the Slave* -A state of perpetual terror: 1) ﬁrst caught from her/ his tribe by the Europeans or another tribe.
Ironically, the _________ were the world’s greatest slave traders and later became the most aggressive suppressers of the slave trade. 18. Africans wanted European manufactured goods, so when the ___________ ended, Africans expanded their ___________ trade by developing new exports. 19. The most successful export from West Africa after abolition was _________________.
During the late 1800’s Britain was taking notice in three major interests in Africa that they wanted to take over for their own colonization and also for trade routes and for scrambles they could use during wars against the other countries. After the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869 that Britain began to take notice of different point of the continent especially Egypt. After the Canal was built the British found out that the Canal was a faster route to India, which could increase trade and increase the countries economy. The only problem was that the Canal was built by the French and at this time the French and the British weren’t so friendly with each other. While stocks were selling the British the Canal quietly bought a majority of
The company’s vision and developmental conquest allowed the Dutch to occupy most of Indonesia and parts of India for profit and gain. Through this, the VOC were able to control monopolies over spiced goods, such as pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg, and were exceedingly efficient in securing large amounts of land and labor. This profitable conquest also allowed the Dutch to squash and overwhelm the competition with little to no resistance whatsoever from the Portuguese or the Mughal Empires. But with this commercial conquest came death and warfare between the Javanese people of Indonesia and the members of the VOC, which persisted for years and years. But what really makes the Dutch East India Company so unique is its commercial semi-capitalist practices that were implemented in the Early Modern Era and how it influenced the creation of the VOC.
The Brits and Dutch signed a treaty in 1619, which allowed the British 1/3 of the spice industry and gave the Dutch the rest. In 1623, the British East India Factory in the Pacific was attacked by the Dutch. The ones who died immediately were lucky because the survivors were tortured and then were killed. After the collapse of imperialism, many countries regained control of their land and changed their names back to what they were before. Imperialism and slavery were so horrendous back then.