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
Westward expansion was thought to be good since it expanded the size of the United States and could improve the economy of the North and South; however, it resulted with tensions between the North and South due to self interests. Both sides wanted to have more states than the other. The North wanted to control the spread of slavery, but the South wanted to expand slavery. The arguments for new territories to bring success to their own sides soon lead to an actual war that was fought between the people of the United
This is (important/interesting/relevant) because When the Crusaders returned they Europe they had brought back spices, sugar, and silk; many nobles and merchants enjoyed the new products and wanted more of them Document 2 states that Merchants in Venice and other northern Italian cities built large fleets to carry crusaders to the Holy Land. And later used those fleets to open new markets in the Crusaders’
Imperialism is the act of a stronger nation extending its powers over a weaker nation to dominate its economics, political and cultural lifestyle. This is a common practice among the Europe nations, seeking new resources and materials. The materials than gets transported back to companies to manufacture into products to be sold to the markets. During the 1870s, Belgium became one of the most modernised nations at the time. It was prospering due to the success in the textile and iron industries.
Hartwell suggested the reasons for the expansion of trading as a result of industrial revolution as the increase of domestic demands caused effective foreign transports (168). Robert Wilde, European Historian also agrees that the “colonial trade” increased the foreign trade policy and relation caused for the revolution (Causes and Preconditions for the Industrial Revolution). Also modern technologies that helped for building up
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.
These new technologies coupled with the desire to expand would fuel exploration missions and conflict between nations that marked this time period. In this time the invention of new technologies would forever change the way that Europeans sailed and gave them the accuracy need to reach their destinations. First came modifications to the boats in the form a the new axial rudder and the square rigged sails that allowed ships to become more mobile and agile than previous European models. Sailors with an increasing
Landed nobility were the main basis of British high class, however the Dutch’s purpose was only increasing economics. The Dutch was obsessed with making profits; however British tried to show its superiority or seem generous to the local people. We can give example like their giving education. Unlike Dutch, Britain opened well-organized, well-educated Indian Civil Service to society after the middle of the nineteenth century. As one more difference, we can show the buildings or monuments made by two countries.
After news and information of Columbus’s expedition spread across Europe faster than ever with Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press, colonists saw several benefits of settling in the newly-discovered land and European exploration began to skyrocket. In 1493, European colonization of the New World quickly became the single goal of several countries, including Spain, France, and England. European Colonists finally acquired the necessary resources to explore the New World and decided to take action around 1497. According to Eric Foner’s Give Me Liberty, Countries in Europe competed with each other in order to be regarded as the most superior and wealthiest nation along with having a high amount of national glory. (Eric Foner, ed., Give Me Liberty, 51).
During its period of exploration, Europe developed a major impact on areas like Asia, Africa, and the Americas, by areas like Portugal and Spain, as well as the French and Dutch. The exploration not only increased trade, but launched a whole new view of the world to Europe. For example, the Portuguese discovered new items through spice trade that could benefit with trade throughout all of Europe. Or when Spain discovered the Americas and began trading slaves from Africa to both Spain and Portugal. Ages like when the English first colonized all impacted how European Exploration alone changed the view of the world for Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
He states “The productive prowess of the salve plantation was the driving force behind the commercial booms” (Blackburn, 398). Also the details that he provides in his book, Blackbum has some good points to back up his statement. It is the how economy functions, supply and demand, so we introduce a product to consumers and if they like it, there is a greater demand generated for that particular product. In this instance there was a high demand for plantation products and since technology was not yet advanced, the plantation owners relayed on slave labor, more slaves leads to larger output which leads to bigger profits. According to Blackburn the different slave plantations spread from Maryland to Sao Paulo.
Therefore, Britain became rich and even though the trades earned a lot of money, the nobles wanted more. To make more money, King George raised the taxes of the American colonies. Most of the settlers were not all Englishmen, they were immigrants from other countries as well. Many felt like the taxes were too high. Because of these axes, this caused settlers to move west onto uncharted land.