The Europeans were making money off of cash crops planted in the fertile land, which helped them to become more powerful. For example, the tobacco seed brought in extreme wealth and without Columbus’ exploration, the plant may have never been cultivated. The new world also provided vast land to populate, which helped to increase their culture’s size, which lead to a more advanced society because they had more people learning and working. Columbus’ travels provided educational and economic opportunities that bettered Europe and advance their society. Because of the improvements Columbus’ journey provided to European society, he is worthy of a celebratory
The English prospered from this because it meant that had excluded those raw materials from trade with other countries. This act also then led to triangular trade which allowed for trade between Europe, Africa and America. The triangular trade was a system in which slaves, crops and manufactured goods were traded. It was implemented to rectify trade imbalances between regions. Triangular trade led to world economy growing rapidly as more goods were being made and traded more than ever before.
Islam spread through trade. Muslim traders journeyed end to end of caliphate, exchanging good and information. Exchange brought Islam to west Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia. Mecca was a trade center because it was crossroads of the lucrative caravan trade. In Document A it shows the routes of the trade it expands to west Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia exchanging goods and information.
The religions traded back and forth along the Silk Road went through many changes. For example, Christianity and Buddhism became much more materialistic religions because of the goods available to them. Additionally, Christians began to infuse Roman and Greek thoughts into their religion. This was due to the fact that many different and unique ideas were spread throughout different civilizations along the Silk Road. While the religions themselves were changing, the process of them being spread stayed constant.
The major religions of Christianity and Buddhism were dramatically changed with the development of the Silk Road during the time period of 200 CE and 1500 CE. Both of these religions became more acquisitive, as they started to adapt some ideas that traveled along the Silk Road. Christianity started to adapt and incorporate some of those ideas. Christians became to assimilate the thoughts of the Romans and the philosophy the Greeks and use those concepts into their own religion as them traveled
As China was a treasure to travelers such as Marco Polo, the Great Khan Kubilai welcomed the traveler to bring Christians with him(Document H). This displays the Mongol characteristic of adaptation and acceptance towards new cultures and ideas, implementing diversity. When the Mongols conquered most of Asia, including China and Persia, they also gained control of the continental caravan routes, which were essential to their lucrative commerce(Document J). It is a misconception that the Mongols, a successful empire that excelled in it varied commerce and trade, was barbaric due to the mature level of tolerance required for peaceful public
The Muslims in the East had more success in building a more efficient society because they placed emphasis on expansion to promote economic stability. In 1453, Constantinople fell into the hands of the Ottoman Empire (Doc 4), thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to control the Bosporus Strait. The Bosporus Strait connects the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, permitting the Ottomans to tax merchants going through the strait as a shortcut to Africa and Europe (OI). The advantageous geographic location of Constantinople enabled Constantinople to not only become the cultural center for Islamic beliefs but also allowed Constantinople to flourish and gain much wealth, positively impacting the Ottoman Empire’s economy. In addition to promoting trade,
The widespread prosperity of the Tang/Song era was made possible through innovations and socioeconomic developments such as canal building, Chinese junks, deposit shops and flying money. The Grand Canal allowed for the movement of people and goods between from west to east, while the junks allowed the Chinese sailors and merchants to become a dominant force in Asian seas. The use of deposit shops and flying money allowed for the safer travels of the merchants at this time. 5. Explain the main social effects of these
The society from which the chariot was made from shows that they were advanced militarily. The chariot was a great advancement on the field. It could be used for fast advances and fast retreats. The chariot also helped economically. The chariot was a great way of exporting and importing goods into and out of China.
There was little known about Great Zimbabwe, but it’s being rediscovered. The Swahili Coast is a coastal area in Southeast Africa inhabited by the Swahili people. The Swahili society increased because of it Islamic merchants and trade goods they had at the time.They had obtained ivory, slaves, exotic local products, and gold. In exchange, they got glass, textile, and pottery, that the Muslim merchants brought from Persia, India, and China. By the Swahili city-states doing this they became wealthy.