During the colonial era of America, Great Britain was able to reek the benefits of this royal colony’s success. This was in large part due to the fact that Britain was able to integrate this society into its imperial system. English leaders understood that the American colonies represented a marketplace for goods, a safety valve, and a place in which competition flourished with other leading empires. One of the most important reasons why Great Britain established colonies in America was to create another form of revenue. This can be seen through the gradual engagement between Great Britain and America.
The business potential of the Islamic world brought a sea change in the economic scenario of Europe. The establishment of long-distance trade with the Muslim world was a great opportunity for the Italian cities to acquire exotic materials and increase profit. The adventure seeking nature and entrepreneurial ability of the Muslims of the Medieval era led to enhanced commercial activities in the region. The trade in the Christian areas began to thrive owing to their active engagement with the Muslim trading world. Researchers argue that it was the Muslim world’s influence that led to the advancement of many cities in Christian Europe.
Ship-building was encouraged, and the market for eastern wares in Europe was extended. The cultures of the Middle East and Europe began to influence each other. The Crusades also affected the Church. The wealth of the Church and the power of the Papacy had increased. The Pope was given more authority and was seen as a guide and leader due to their important role during the Crusades.
Mass production became a big theme during this time, which allowed prices to lower on several goods. Trade with other countries, also helped these businesses. For Britain where the Industrial Revolution seemed to hit first, trade really benefited them. Since they had the largest ship fleet, they could trade with the Americas very easily and in high quantity. Those countries relied on Britain for trade as well as others in
There were a lot of reasons Britain had to colonize Egypt, the most important reason is the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal was completed in 1869, which connected the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. It reduced the distance between Europe and India, China and Japan. The Suez Canal was and still is very profitable, because since it opened every country wanted to use it, especially European countries, so the British taxed countries that wanted to use it, which made Britain’s economy even stronger. Now there is another reason that seems to be the reason France colonized Egypt,
Carthage grows into a trading and commercial empire in parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Rome became concerned as Carthage influence near home was getting stronger, especially in the Western Mediterranean region and Spain. Carthage wealth gives an advantage over Rome as they build a powerful navy and they were able to afford a mercenary army. According to Mark (2011). “She had a powerful navy, a mercenary army and, through tribute, tariffs, and trade, enough wealth to do as she pleased.
The Mediterranean trade was a trade route that helped spread goods from areas that were in large quantity to areas that were short in supply. Plus, it was also an important feature that aided in the development of civilizations of Europe. But not only did this help revive it, it was also the impact of the Crusades. The Crusades was a cycle of Christian military campaigns that dominated the politics of Europe. The impact of this resulted in two things: noble courts and flourishing cities.
Although this was selfish, Europe gained wealth and power because of the imperialism. In document A there was increasing nationalism in Europe, and in document B Europeans wanted riches and glory which lead to competition in Europe. They wanted to keep up with their neighbors and this was important to them. Europeans wanted African materials like rubber which wasn't available to them in Europe, they also wanted to create new markets for their goods, this would have led them to great wealth for their nations. Europeans were able to use natural resources to make money, or also
Although King Affonso I believed that creating a trading alliance with Portugal would economically benefit the Kongo ultimately it only further advanced Portugal’s economic standing. Portugal’s desire in participating in the Atlantic Slave Trade was the pursuit of profit because the slave trade was a major source of wealth. For example, “the Portuguese created in the Indian Ocean is commonly known as a “trading post empire,” for they aimed to control commerce, not large territories or populations, and to do so by force of arms rather than by economic competition” (Strayer, 673). Portugal’s desire to have complete control over commerce in their trading posts is emphasized in their relationship with the Kongo and in King Affonso’s Letters to King Jao of Portugal. The economic advantages the slave trade brought to the New World and Europe was also linked to the religious faith of Africans.
One reason why Asoka was an enlightened ruler is because he added Kalinga to the Mauryan Empire to improve his empire with more resources and strength. In document B “Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas”, Ramilia Thapar wrote, “The conquest of Kalinga was of importance to the strategy and the economy of the Mauryan Empire… (It) stood in the way of the southern routes from the Ganges Valley, and it was also a powerful maritime area…” The conquering of Kalinga helped to protect the empire from invasion and provided them with a convenient source of income and welfare, which was essential for a strong empire. . Kalinga had many resources and also allowed trade through out the empire. Asoka made
One key invention from the 1400-1600 period that helped European merchants establish the basis of today 's global economy would be the printing press. As to why the printing press was so key, here are a few reasons, it grossly increased the percentage of literate people, due to the fact that it lowered the costs of books and made them more generally accessible to the public. The printing press also transformed learning, had a drastic effect on education, and was able to spread political and religious
The adoption of the Constitution allowed the raise of taxes in order to support and build a stronger armed forces. Jefferson used this to his advantage in order to increase the presence of the Navy by deploying more ships. He put the ships under the command of Commodore Edward Preble. Preble’s fiery temper and aggressive ambitions proved to be enough to whip the U.S. Navy into shape. With Preble’s help, America was able to regain control of the blockade dividing them from Tripoli.
The political and technological developments helped to facilitate the European expansion. Individual European explorers’ main motivation was to locate luxury goods, promote Christianity, and to be the first to discover new lands and water. The states supported the European explorers because of demands for luxury goods, religious fervor, and the desire for glory. European expansion and the Afro-Eurasian trade world is the main reason that you have most of the luxury items that you have today. Without this trade world and expansion things would look and taste very
Many things were involved in the rebuilding of this society, such as religion, culture and most importantly, geographical location, government, and economics. Why was geography important in the rebuilding of the roman empire? Geography proved to be advantageous and important during this time because a good geographical standpoint gives a country better chances of a stable economy. The Europeans were in a great geographical position because they were near the water, which meant they had access to transportation and trade. The land of the fallen Roman Empire was near Greece and the tip of Northern Africa, both of which provide great trading opportunities.
The spread of Islam and China greatly contributed to world development during the 1500’s. Christendom in Europe enhanced Christianity throughout the Byzantine Empire. The European forces of Christendom established new colonies, but Muslims easily invaded them. The European’s technological advancements were inferior to Chinese and Islam officials. European civilizations expanded trade routes throughout China and Islam.