The British EIC and the British government seized every opportunity they came across to obtain tea while still generating profits. This included the counterbalance of the tea trade with the opium trade. The British were able to extract opium from its colony in India and traded it to China. The subsequent events, which included disputes with Chinese authorities regarding the opium trade, could be easily encountered with its military power. Moreover, the British could turn the tables and acquire concessions from the Chinese authorities.
Slave traders would sail over to Africa and exchange goods for slaves. Robert W. Strayer explains in his book Ways of the World the economic side of slavery from Africa to the slave ships "In exchange for slaves, African sellers sought both European and Indian textiles, cowrie shells, European metal goods, fire-arms and gun powder, tobacco and alcohol, and various decorative items such as beads. Europeans purchased some of these items with silver mined from the Americas. "2 (ways of the world p 691) The slave trade helped the Spanish economy by providing free labor for their cash crops especially sugar and cotton. The slave trade started the triangle trade between Europe, Africa, and the new world.
In Doc #7, Chinese merchants trade with Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean in order to obtain the goods they need in return for what they have. The Chinese merchants have found that when they trade with the Philippines they only return with silver coins. Manila had no purpose besides in the matter of trade to obtain silver and silk. China was an attraction of silver globally for over a
“The reason why the sun never set on the British Empire: God wouldn’t trust an Englishmen in the dark.” Princeton Professor Duncan Spaeth once claimed turning the poetic way of declaring the British as the feared and mighty ruler of the world against them. European imperialism in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries resulted in the carving up of areas of Africa and Asia into vast colonial empires. This was the case for British colonialism in India. As imperialism, or a policy of extending a country 's power and influence through diplomacy or military force, spread the colonizer and the colonies viewed imperialism differently. By 1857, the British, through the East India Company, directly ruled two thirds of India.
During the 1600’s Queen Elizabeth I of Britain granted the British East India Company a monopoly within India. Thus leading the British East India Company to take control of trade in India. As they took control they relied on the Indians to help the company flow and stay protected, they chose the Indians to help them because they knew the land. The British East India Company used strong military might, bribery and extortion, instilling fear to keep Indians and rivals in law. As the company grew it became considered the world's first transnational company.
When the Ottomans closed off all trade routes east, everyone freaked out because their european food was so dull and bland, they had asian spices to make the taste more interesting. Thus the europeans were forced to find alternate routes. The search for material gain through obtaining and selling Asian spices, African slaves, American metals, and other resources. As merchants gained influence in late-medieval western Europe, they persuaded their governments to establish a direct connection to the remunerative Asian trade, leading to the first European voyages of discovery in the 1400s. Another profitable thing they would trade was crop.
Another reason for trading in Indonesia was the spirit of competition. Before 1602, the Portuguese dominated trade in the region. (Mintz 49, 52) The Dutch Prince Maurice encouraged the VOC to set up trade with the Spice Islands and to drive out the Portuguese from those lands. As an added bonus, the Netherlands were able to capture many of the enemy’s fortresses and trading posts. (van Dam 4) It is clear that the Dutch mostly wanted profit and economic domination in Indonesia, and were determined to complete those goals with the use of the East India Trading Company.
The reason for this is that European (and American) slave traders did not simply go out into the African countryside and kidnap their own slaves. Instead, they bought slaves from the coastal kingdoms. Those kingdoms generally got slaves to sell through war and through raiding against inland tribes. Because the slave traders wanted more slaves, the coastal kingdoms were encouraged to wage more wars and conduct more raids against their neighbours. In addition, those kingdoms were provided with things like guns in exchange for slaves.
Norman gave the hint that Paul, Norman, and their father were never going to go fishing together again. Later in the story, the reader finds out that Paul was killed by being hit in the head with a gun. The short story of “A River Runs Through It”, written by Norman Maclean, uses many literary elements. Three common ones are flashback, point of view, and foreshadowing. Every story has a point of view.