Imperialism In The Early Modern Era

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Imperialism, a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. The Early Modern Era lasted during the 15th -18th centuries and was the era in which the world’s economy began to thrive the most. Global trade, wealth, and production growth and need led to imperialism. Both the Spaniards and the English advanced considerably in conquering new territories. The Spaniards, at first, imported much more than they exported. They were always demanding more foods and good from India and Asia. It would travel through the Middle East and eventually arrive to Europe by Italian traders. During this time, the Ottoman Empire had acquired a tremendous amount of power, the Mongols declined, and Europe did not have enough gold to pay for more imports. Clearly, things needed to be turned around as soon as possible. Improved ship work to make sailing more efficient improved navigation technology (compass) and…show more content…
The two groups also worked to convert the people into Christianity. They migrated over to the new world because of their non-substantial life back home. This was a magnificent, intellectual decision because it made life for them more advantageous… for a while of course. The Indians and they did not have a good relationship with neither of them. This was a given because I would never see why you would be so close with the people that are taking away your home, resources, and maybe your life. The Indians did not do much to stop them leading into why both the English and Spanish managed to achieve / conquer so much of their domain. Tobacco production and trading within colonies played a huge in the world’s economy (helped them tremendously). Both groupings took the new world as an opportunity to save themselves from the hardship they were going through back at their origins. The “Indian’s” belongings assisted them to thrive in many ways, we can only
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