Whenever the VOC took possession of Portuguese establishments they had difficulties staying in power. They had to change the strategy to be able to become a trading monopoly (28-29). According to Ricklefs the VOC established with force an official post in 1619 in Batavia (modern-day Jakarta) on Java, which became the headquarters of the VOC (34-36). This strategic step by the VOC has been a great development towards
Due to Portugal’s successful colonization, the Spanish began to plan their own colonization. In 1492, Christopher Columbus and the Spanish discovered the New World. Columbus was trying to find a more efficient and faster route to Asia. While using his knowledge of the wind and current patterns, they discovered the New World. The Spanish found different kinds of wealth within in the New World, many of Spanish wasn’t looking wealth.
The interactions of early Spanish explorers with the Indigenous people of the Americas contributed in a large way to later interactions between the two groups. Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortès were two notable Spanish explorers who had early contact with the Mexica people as well as other native groups. Columbus initially set out to find an alternate sea route to India, and eventually arrived in the Caribbean and continued to explore over the years and came upon already established societies of Indigenous people. Columbus planned to bring them under Spanish rule after promising great wealth from this expedition to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. Cortès, a member of low ranking Spanish nobility was originally focused on exploiting the labour of the people of the Americas, until he decided to pursue the goal of conquest in the Americas.
They knew that by having possession of these commodities they would receive a massive amount of money and with this money, they would be able to grow a sustainable economy for their nation. By doing so, their first goal was to conquer most of the trade routes in Indonesia. “The Portuguese tried to take over trade routes from Muslim merchants” (Hays, Jeffrey). Their goal from conquering trades routes were so they were able to block countries that were coming to Indonesia in attempt to take their resources. “The Europeans took Melaka in 1511 and on the next year arrived in Maluku” (Planet, Lonely).
However, in the sixteenth century, colonialism changed decisively because of technological developments in navigation that began to connect more remote parts of the world. Quicker sailing ships made it possible to reach distant seaports and to sustain close ties between the centre and colonies. Thus, the modern European colonial project developed when it became possible to move big numbers of people across the ocean and to preserve political dominance in spite of geographical dispersion. This entry uses the term colonialism to describe the process of European settlement and political
Why did the Europeans explore so prolifically between the 14-16 centuries? The ‘Age of Exploration’ is the period between the 14th-16th century. It is known for the European exploration into other parts of the world. The Age of Exploration is the period when European countries ventured into unknown territories to find spice routes, to set up trade routes with the East, to find new wealth in the form of gold and silver, and to spread Christianity. Many factors, mostly technological advances, made it easier for countries to explore beyond the European Continent at this time.
It was the world’s largest trade industry during the 13th-15th century; the spices led to the discovery of lands, establishments of countries and raised and destroyed empires. Three reasons behind why the spice trade impacted Indonesia’s economy are shown in the Malaccan Empire, Europe and the Dutch monopoly. The Strait of Malacca connected the Spice Islands with Eurasian markets and it was crucial in its success. The trade traffic occurring in this narrow strait created enormous wealth
Impact of Geographical Explorations John Doe History of Trade 547 March 25, 2016 Geographical exploration holds a very important place in the history of Europe and even in the world history. It was due to these discoveries that the world became a smaller place. By the beginning of the 15th century, big ships were built and the magnetic compass was invented. Owing to the geographical exploration and discoveries, Europeans were led to Asia, Africa and America. Thus different results were produced in different places.
To what extent did the Age of Exploration 15th to 16th lead to conflict and competition between Port and Spain? Introduction The Age of Exploration was during the Renaissances period in Europe, it was a time that dealt with the whole of Europe coming out of the dark ages which was during 14th century to the 16th century when the Renaissance ended, of course this was due to the industrial revolution but that is not important… The age of Exploration was a time when many countries in Europe sought a means of power by traveling to the new worlds in aid of helping their own countries by retrieving raw materials, slave labour, rare foods and spices, but also land that they could claim for their own countries. The most famous out of these
There was a great demand for spices, especially at fairer prices, from European traders. This was because prices for pepper and other spices were very expensive and unfair. The British wanted access to spices that were not controlled by the Dutch and so found their own ports in India. Although the initial British interest in India was spices, they soon found other products to trade. In Siam early trade was done with China, natural produce being their goods, one of the main produce