What started off as an attraction to the East, and not the West, led Europeans to discover the Americas. Europeans not only discovered the Americas, but they began to colonize the “New World” even though ancient Americans and their descendents were already living there for thousands of years. At this time, most native people were not able to defend themselves because Europeans were a lot more advanced than they were. European nations were indeed more advance, but the main reasons why they were so successful at colonizing the Americas in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries relies heavily on their desire to colonize, immunity from old world diseases, and a well-equipped military. During the sixteenth century, European nations had the desire
These Chinese explorations were really helpful, but also really expensive because of the large timber ships that they built. The government put a policy shift against voyages, and put a greater focus on domestic matters. The Members of the Ming Court advocated a greater focus on domestic and continental matters, emphasizing agricultural production, internal stability, a military buildup and colonization at the edges of the Central Asian steppe, and refurbishment of the Great Wall, designed to repel invaders (DOC 3, 4). Even though China had earlier technological innovations than Europe did (DOC 2) Europe still succeeded because China was governed by ignorant
In the beginning, all the empire was united under Chinggis Khan and had effectively ruled. Golden Horde and Yuan dynasty differed greatly in their methods of political power because they were directly influenced by the Confucianism or Islam. This led to diverse method of political control as Islamic teachings taught that Another big change from 1200 to 1500 CE was placement of the scholars in the empire. All the famous scholars were collected from conquered nations and brought to Mongol. However, as the empire split into four the scholars were split to different nations and culture which effectively affected the method of political power because Golden Horde was severely influenced by the Islamic teachings and the Khan of Golden Horde was converted to Islam.
During this period of time Benjamin Franklin described, “everything seems in this country, once the land of peace and order, to be running fast into anarchy and confusion.” In the book this is clearly apparent with the power balances between colonist, natives and the present British army. Life in the Americas during this time was tough for many due to the changing political powers between the British, Spanish, French, and the Colonist. Immigrants came to the colonies in search of free land, low taxes, and political freedom. Immigrants also brought many diseases with
The fact that the 1964 election was won by a mere 4 vote majority by Labour supports this opinion and gives rise to the suggestion that if it had been Butler, and not Douglas-Home leading the Conservatives then perhaps they would not have lost the election. Although it cannot be denied that Wilson’s relentless talk of ‘The white heat of technology’ suited the mood of the time. However despite Wilson’s promise of a more modern Britain the country failed to match the growth rates of the USA, Japan and Western European countries. One explanation for the poor state of the economy was that Britain at that time was going through a major shift in its economic and social structure; changing from an industrial
This policy led to major developments in the colonies by maturing the highly potential ship building industry along harbors in the New England colony. However, this rather helped England establishing itself at the highest ranking for shipping overseas commerce in the world, thus resulting in the colonies with less overseas shipping power. In addition, England’s restrictions on trade to foreign nations resulted in a 1 to 1 trading environment overseas instead of multiple nations being involved in the ratio. These restricted goods included tobacco,
The UK joined the EU in 1973, since then the EU and has become increasingly more powerful over the UK as time has passed, the EU could be said and argued to be superior over UK statue laws and the UK parliament. This is shown in the example, the factortame case during 1990-1991 where the EU law stopped the UK from restricting non-British citizens from registering a fishing boat. Also being a part of the EU is a way of binding the UK governments successors, this is because the fact that if the UK left the EU, there could be a major economic issues as a large percentage of the UK’s trading is with the European countries and secondly the UK would be isolated from the rest of world, this could lead to vulnerability, due to the fact that all successors of parliament are bound to the EU. Therefore the location of UK sovereignty could be argued to be shifting to the EU, this makes the EU a threat to the UK’s parliamentary
I will discuss the major events surrounding the time the policy was adopted and whether it was justified. Finally, I will discuss the countries the United States engaged during the pursuit of this policy. Despite the great distance from the advanced countries of the east, the United States never isolated itself from the rest of the world. The North American continent provided many opportunities for innovation as a basic means of survival and adaption to the still new environment. The Nineteenth Century saw the United States become a world industrial power.
I have leaned that if your population is to high your people will feel crowded and there will be a food shortage but more people equals more taxes. So I had to figure out a way to balance the rising population but also Battle over population. The answer was (this is the shocker…) industrialization of farmlands. ( Again does this sound familiar?). Its no surprise that China is one of the most Industrialistic country with over 1, 330, 044, 544 people ( as of July 2008 Source: www.google.com ) which in my scientific analysis says nearly 700, 000, 000 are in the work force and within nearly 100, 000, 000 or less (much, much less) are in agriculture or livestock.
Along with more industry came more money the union had about $234 million while the confederacy had just $74 million. More money allowed greater access to better war technology. Lincoln’s war tactics were critical when it came to winning the war. Lincoln selected top notch war generals, such as Ulysses Grant and Winfield Scott who had brilliant ideas when it came to combat strategies. For example Scott came up with the Anaconda Plan that would blockade southern ports and end the war very early with minimal causalities; the only problem was other generals did not agree with his plan.