This shows that London was heavily involved in the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans, due to the transport links provided by the River Thames and the London ports. As a result of this, the number of ports in London grew enormously and the capital became the largest slaving port in Britain until the 1730s. More than 50 ships a year left London to sail to West Africa. Between 1699 and 1807, 12,103 slaving voyages were made from British ports, of which London ports mounted 3,351 journeys. The slave trade brought a great deal of wealth to the London ports, as in
Under British rule, India had the largest rail network in Asia, which allowed for new economic activities like textile and steel manufacturing (Murphey, 287). As Dr. Wang stated in the week 4 lecture, the European industries had a high demand for Chinese resources, which led to opium trade in China; this harmed the health, economy, and image of China. In the subsequent Opium War, a small British force destroyed the Chinese navy (Murphey, 304). The resulting Treaty of Nanjing was a significant loss to China, and a major success for British imperialism. As Dr. Wang stated in lecture, the treaty transferred control of Hong Kong to Britain, modified the trading system, and prevented China from making allies.
media conglomerates: A media conglomerate or media group is a company that owns large numbers of companies in various mass media such as television, radio, publishing, movies, and the Internet. Or we can simply say that "Media conglomerates strive for policies that facilitate their control of the markets around the world." is a modern generalized description.”(Michael Pertschuck, and Scott Sherman, (1999). "Editorials" (Nation)) These media conglomerates exist in Europe, Asia and Latin America. According to the Fortune 500 list of 2014 The Walt Disney Company is America 's largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue with 21st Century Fox, Time Warner, CBS Corporation, and Viacom are amongst the top five.
The origin of pawnbroking is traced back over decades and decades ago to the Chinese and it is due to the discovery of the Americas Christopher Columbus voyage which was largely funded by the proceeds from pawning jewels of queen Isabella of Spain. In Britain in the latter stages of nineteenth and early twentieth century there were nearly as many pawnbrokers as public houses, lending money on any items. Although pawnbroking had earned an unfair reputation in the past, its image has changed drastically over the past twenty years. The recent expansion in the industry’s affluences came during the 1980’s credit boom and has continued throughout today with customers now preferring to convenient form of high street
Business plan: Citigroup Inc. 1. Resume. Citigroup Inc. is the largest international financial conglomerate, which has become one of the world leaders in the financial services industry. Citigroup was established through the merger of two different companies, Citicorp and Travelers Insurance, April 7, 1998, finally - October 9, 1998. Objective: Demand, which in the banking market, allows expectation to make a profit and the development of proposals and programs of this company in the market.
Panicked,European empires,like Spain and Portugal started financing trips,specifically to India where they had the largest diversity of food,animals and spices known at that time. Once a certain fellow named Christopher Columbus found Hispaniola (modern day Cuba),every European empire reaped the monumental economic benefits that was provided by the Columbian Exchange. The Columbian Exchange promoted trade,specifically the trade of agricultural commodities. It integrated many parts of the world,supplying items to nations that needed goods,and sold items on the marketplace when there was a strong demand.The Dutch were a prime example of nations that benefited from trade,as they assumed control of international trade.In the 50 year period in ,Dutch Conglomerate, Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie(The Dutch East India Company)held an iron hand on trade,and the people of the Netherlands benefited immensely.Trade led to economic prosperity for many Dutch citizens,and fueled economic activity in the empire,leading the Dutch empire to be able to be as powerful as their rival,the British Empire.The Dutch is just a singular example of how trade strengthened many European empires as they profited off trade,helped stimulate economic activity in empires that needed it and help create high-paying jobs for the citizens that resided in Europe. Agriculture was another economic sector that benefited from the Columbian Exchange ,as the influx of newly discovered agricultural items flooded the marketplace,leaving farmers very wealthy.
What exactly is the Victorian Period? First off, the “Victorian Period” was a time in which Great Britain, also known as “England”, was the most powerful and wealthiest nations in the world during its time in 1837. Second off, it is called “Victorian” due to the fact that queen Alexandrina Victoria served as queen for Great Britain and Ireland for 63 years (2nd longest British Monarch), beginning in 1837 by reason of King William IV death. Under the reign of Queen Victoria, Great Britain experienced a sudden expansion in the industry, building railways, bridges, sewers (London underground), and providing power throughout the city. Furthermore, there were advances in science and technology, diverse amounts of inventions, and wealth in the middle class started to grow as well.
Introduction The East India Company (EIC), formally chartered as the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East, it was also well known as the Honourable East India Company, and its primary purpose was to trade with the East Indies, though it mainly landed up trading with the Indian subcontinent. It started off as a Joint stock company. The company petitioned Queen Elisabeth I to sail to the East Indies after the defeat of the Spanish armada which prevented privateers from sailing to those waters because of the trade monopoly it owned over there. They finally reached India after 2 failures and 3 ships lost at sea, they received a charter. The charter was given to George, Earl of Cumberland, and 215 Knights, Aldermen, and Burgesses under the name, Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading with the East Indies.
As the competition arose between the Dutch trade enterprises, but also from for example from the national British trade enterprise, the Dutch Republic tried in 1598 to merge the Dutch traders. Only in 1602 the Republic succeeded to create Verenigde Nederlandse Geoctroyeerde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) also known as the Dutch East India Company which created a nearly 200 year lasting trading monopoly in South-East Asia (Ricklefs,31). This essay will focus primarily on the VOC, and its political, economic and cultural impact in the Batavia and Cape of Good
since the year 2007. They are the leading publication firm that has been bringing out the market related statistics and the industrial average throughout the year. This was initially founded in the year 1882 by three reporters namely Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. After a series of extended battle, the company was handed over to the News Corp. firm. These people have been the reason for all the industry related news and the publications that have been able to give an accurate count on the finances.