The explorations helped these countries find the most efficient ways to get goods such as spices, silk, and gold. During this age of exploration, Europe had many motives for exploring. Europe was seeking new technologies, navigational items, and resources from the New World. Throughout this essay, I will discuss the factors
Sugar started as the most grown crop because there was an ever-growing sweet-tooth in Europe and the Mediterranean. As the slave owners realized they were getting free labor, they decided to start farming other things such as cotton, rice, and tobacco plantations. This made the Atlantic Slave Trade very different to other types of trade that had occurred in the
In religion, society, and business, post-Crusades Europe was obviously influenced by its delayed experience with another continent and another lifestyle. Introduce into the Western world such oriental luxuries commodities as spices, pearls and silks whose transportation and sale made the merchants and cities such as Venice
Historian Brian Landers stated in his book that "The Mongols brought terror to Europe on a scale not seen again until the twentieth century." Despite of their ruthless, the Mongol Empire did has positive impacts on the development of Europe in five different areas, namely political, economic, social, weapons advancement and spread of Christianity due to the Mongol exchange. First, in political aspects, some said the mongols have a negative impact on Europe , as they changed the political history of Europe, especially of Russia, because of their ruling in conquered countries. Genghis Khan used the psychological warfare, the terror tactics, to deal with the resistance: surrender or die. The Mongols usual policy was slaughtered and depopulated the entire cities that resisted, and
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.
Advanced Muslims taught Europeans many different concepts. For example, Crusaders learned about how to advance their warfare tactics in order to succeed during battles. Europeans achieved different advancements because of them. Many people believe that Muslims are the reason why gunpowder came to Europe. They had advancements in medicine, which helped during fights if someone got hurt during wars; there were advancements in architecture, which was positive because they were able to build better castles.
Fulcher's claim that European Christians should have been protected from Muslim occupation and fierce persecution. As the Roman Realm disintegrated and the papacy lost power and power, moves in governmental issues and religions started. The papacy, under the direction of Pope Urban II, started the battle for more power and power. Amid the time preceding the Main Campaign, the Christian confidence "overwhelmed and directed regular day to day existence to a degree that can appear to be practically unfathomable to a present day eyewitness receptive to the states of mind and biases progressively secularized contemporary society. This religious enthusiasm sustained the "mind-boggling uneasiness: the threat of wrongdoing".
Raw materials were easily accessible in Africa because they had natural resources like coal, gas, copper, and chromium which were essential to fuel industrialization (Berlin conference simulation). In particular, raw materials like iron were needed for the iron industry. The iron industry caused a boost in Europe’s economy because tons of irons were being sold. Iron was used to build bridges and waterways which increased businesses and trades as products were more easily transported to other countries rapidly. Additionally, in order to boost Belgium's economy, the Belgium, King Leopold, sold rubber in the African congo and made profit (Hochschild).
Moreover, document six shows the trading routes from different European countries and resources traded. It demonstrates that many riches come into Europe from the Age of Exploration. This increase in wealth and European power, caused by the Age of Exploration, was an accomplishment that set off the Renaissance. Document nine strengthens this argument by showing all the negative coming to the Americas while the great supplies are traveling to Europe. In contrast to document six, document nine has many of the diseases and shows that Europe is benefiting the most in this trade network.
But, what did the Pope and other religious leaders benefited out of these events, except the religious merits? To begin with, there were many conflicts within the territory which produced social unrest while this was not in the benefit of the religious leaders nor to the nobility, both trying to gain more power. The Popes objectives were to create a common enemy and unite the people who consider themselves part of the Christendom. In other words, as we referred to during the block, the Pope managed to export the violence outside of the Christendom what gave him a central role in organizing the military, thus gain more political power. In addition, Crusades contributed in large scale in territorial expansion, which in turn produced more taxes.