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  • European Imperialism European Imperialism European Expansion
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    European Imperialism European Imperialism European expansion was almost a certainty. The continent was relatively poor place for agriculture, which pushed Europeans outside of Europe in search of new soil. Different countries sent explorers, like Columbus and Magellan, to find unknown trade routes to India and Asia. They stumbled onto new sources for raw materials and goods and Europe was suddenly substantially profiting. The exploration of Africa, Asia, and South America provided new wealth. It...
  • High Demand For Silver In Asia
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    In what ways did American silver facilitate the growth of world trade The discovery of American silver and its subsequent influx into Europe and Asia had a significant impact on the growth of world trade, to the extent that it is accurate to say that the growth in trade at this time laid the foundations for a world economy. In the Early Modern Period there was a world market for silver, and silver was a product produced for profit just like any other commodity. The discovery of silver in the Ame...
  • Lucrative Trade Relations With Native Peoples
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    Native American history spans tens of thousands of thousands of years and two continents. It is a multifaceted story of dynamic cultures that in turn spawned intricate economic relationships and complex political alliances. Through it all, the relationship of First Peoples to the land has remained a central theme. Though Native Americans of the region today known as New England share similar languages and cultures, known as Eastern Algonquian, they are not one political or social group. Rather, ...
  • Importation Of White European Slaves
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    Although there is some debate as to whether the prehistoric, Clovis culture was European in origin, the first generally accepted European colonists were the Norse, starting but then abandoning a colonisation process. (For more on this, see Vinland.) The first phase of modern European activity in this region began with the oceanic crossings of Christopher Columbus (1492-1500), sponsored by Spain, and those of other explorers such as John Cabot, sponsored by England, and Giovanni da Verrazano, spo...
  • Fur Trade Into Big Business
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    The Canadian fur trade, which grew out of the fishing industry, began as a small business, but would expand and become not only the exploiter of a primary Canadian resource, but the industry around which the country of Canada itself developed. The fur trade started shortly after the discovery of the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland. The fishermen who fished there were the first people who traded furs with the Indians; this trade was a secondary means of profit for the fishermen. Later t...
  • Imperial Presence In Africa And Asia
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    DURING THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY, EUROPEANS CONQURED AFRICA AND ASIA.A. Critically examine the kind of arguments Europeans used to justify these actions and whether we can trust these arguments and: European nations and Japan at the end of the 19th century spread their influence and control throughout the continent of Asia. Southeast Asia, unlike many other parts of the world on the eve of European expansion, long had been a cosmopolitan region acquainted with a diversity of peoples, customs, ...
  • Course Of The Fur Trade Natives
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    An Analysis of Early Algonquian Fur Trade Fur trade between Algonquian Native Americans in the North East, and early European settlers can be seen as the beginning of the end for the Algonquian way of life, both culturally and physically. As European tools and weapons were introduced to these Native American peoples, Algonquians began to abandon there their own specialized methods of hunting, harvesting, and garment making. As seen in the film Ikwe, just as beaver furs were popular with European...
  • Important Factor In European Culture
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    The Native Americans were in many ways similar to the Europeans of the Renaissance time. They both had new and inventive ideas that would spread all over the world. They were constantly changing to suit their needs and to adapt to their surroundings. They were faced with new challenges and new worlds to find. But they were also different. They had different ideas about the world and different innovations. They lived in different areas and had different social classes of order. Their challenges w...
  • Europeans E
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    Danny Lust Dr. Stream World Civilizations G 4/12/03 Voyages of Exploration 1. Motives Behind Exploration: a. During The Age of Europeans in the 15th and 16th centuries, Europeans set off for distant islands b. The Europeans went to these islands because: - Europeans were looking to make money - The desire to spread Christianity to new places - The rising of people who desired adventured and exploration - To test new and improved technology in ships 2. Portuguese Exploration: a. The first Europea...
  • Motive For European Expansion
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    Throughout the years from 1500 to the early twentieth century the world saw many examples of European expansion. Many European countries shared the same motives for expansion while others were interested in it for different reasons. The main motive for expansion shared by most European countries was economic prosperity. Great Britain, the Netherlands and Spain were the main leaders in the expansion of European trade. Each country was able to establish itself as a power in the world trade market ...
  • Indians Like The Europeans
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    As in every society, constituents find themselves as a direct product of their economic environments; one must note the contrasting dependence levels and schemes of value between the European colonists and the Indians, during the 1600's. As Indians began to witness European colonists come to America, at a more consistent rate, and begin settling nearer to them, trading goods was more frequent and created revolutionary "economic dynamics" in the new world. The Indian way of life went untouched fo...
  • Chinese And European Exploration
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    Chinese and European exploration took place under very different historical circumstances. There were differences and there were also similarities in the forms of exploration. The Chinese choose to use trade to further their success in exploration, and the Europeans used conquest. Each from of exploration's goal was the achievement of wealth. In order to understand the ways religious and social doctrines were used to achieve political aims, we must consider a variety of social, political, and ec...
  • Trade In The Classical Period
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    Trade is the exchange of goods that must be transported from one place to another. In ancient times, transporting commodities over any significant distance was an expensive and risky endeavor. This restricted commerce mainly to local markets. As transportation networks improved however, commerce expanded considerably. Regions began oceanic trade and the whole world seemed to shrink as technology advanced. Trade patterns could only expand as time went on from the classical period onwards through ...
  • Initial Members Of The European Union
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    The European Union's Effect On the World Trade Organization The European Union is an international organization that was created after the second World War due to France's proposal for a "concrete foundation of a European Federation". Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands were the initial members of the European Union when it was launched on May 9, 1950. The EU currently has 15 Member States, and is preparing for the joining of 13 more eastern and southern European coun...

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