Asia, Europe, and India plunged into trade with one another and their goods included camels, horses, silver, gold, cotton, and spices. When Western Rome and the Han dynasty collapsed, trade ebbed to a dull roar however, but trade was restored in the 7th century when the Tang Empire rose and the trade routes were protected again. Paper, porcelain, and the stirrup appeared and these influenced both China and Europe, especially the stirrup. It gave way to knighthood and chivalry in the two continents. China was in decline under the Song dynasty by the 10th century and lost control over much of the trade route but with the arrival of the Mongol conquests around 1200 C.E., the merchants could be protected again and trade thrived.
Both the Mongol and Spanish Empires were similar in that they used trade as a mechanism for expansion and connection, however, they differed in that the Mongol Empire focused on conquering territory throughout the Afroeurasian landmass while the Spanish Empire devoted its attention to overseas territory. The Mongol and Spanish Empires had some similarities when considering their road to successful empire building. Trade was very important for both the Mongols and Spanish Empires. Because geography restricted access to resources, trade was the ideal mechanism to overt that problem. Both empires flourished because of trade networks that they created.
Many of the people who used this trade route never traveled far, but instead traded goods many times between merchants. It is because of these ... ... middle of paper ... ...hina as well. Along the Silk Road, Buddhism, Christianity, and Manichaeism also migrated towards the east. The Silk Road supported trade of goods and services and the spread of ideas and religions, beginning the shrinking of the world to the relatively small place it has become in our time. Works Cited Wild, Oliver.
This only sped up the rate of decline in the western half of the empire, but strengthening the eastern half. The only surviving portion of the empire was now known as the Byzantine Empire with its capitol Constantinople. In China a weakened central government made it easy for Hun invasion. Overtaxing peasants caused social strife therefore when invasion occurred the peoples of Chine subjugated themselves under to rule. Confucianism decline, allowing Daoism to gain new grounds led by a group known as the Yellow Turbans who spoke of a golden age, this however only sped up the rate of decline.
By knowing the challenges the nation has faced, it’s much easier China, for example, has traveled a long way to get to where it is today, one of the world's leading economies. China wasn’t doing well in the 1940’s due to the fact that it was devastated by World War II and the civil war that followed. Despite that, it transformed into one of the world's leading industrial economies. India also suffered during the 1940s due to partition and World War II, but not as significantly. Their economy faltered due to the fact that the British were exploiting Indians for the benefit of the British Empire’s war effort.
“During the 1870s, silk was brought to the west coast of the United States via the Pacific Ocean, then rerouted to the east coast by the transcontinental railway.” Although long distance trade was effective it was risky and was liable to only pirates. Classical societies soothed a large expansion of Eurasia and North Africa. As a result, merchants did not face such great risk as in previous eras and the costs of long-distance trade dropped. The Hellenistic years was an international and diverse period. Marketable interactions were common and people of many ethnic and religious backgrounds merged in populated urban areas.
Society moved from an economy of scarcity and salvation to one of plenty and prodigality. But the move was slow and spotty. The world we have lost was ripe for rejectionIn the mid-eighteenth century Britain the world's greatest trading nation. Manufacturers export a wide variety of textiles and hardware. Rich London and Bristol merchants imported tropical goods and more modest provincial merchants dealt in Baltic timber and grain.
The establishment of the Silk Road was the first main event that gave rise to globalization. Trade between the west and east was one of the main products of the Silk Road. This international trade allowed goods such as silk, which was one of the most coveted goods among merchant at that time, wools and domestic animals to be traded among di... ... middle of paper ... ...the east trade route by sea. In conclusion, the Silk Road was an important landmark as it connected the west and the east which created an international trade system. Even after its disappearance due to the fall of Constantinople, its success was so huge that its existence in history still inspired and encouraged others to find ways to repeat its achievement.
Europeans filled this void through the use of free laborers—African slaves. Africans were viewed as inferior beings, mere property to be traded and used like a horse or a cow, which gave Europeans the notion that this practice was morally acceptable. At first, only wealthy Europeans could afford the goods produced by the African slave trade; however, the goods soon became affordable to the middle class and the demand for additional slaves grew rapidly. At the time of the American Revolution, slavery was the very basis for the American economy. Most of the country’s industries revolved around and depended upon the use of traded peoples.
(b) In North and West Africa the Asians and Africans had religious, political, and economic relationships. The trade routes between Asia and North Africa are ancient due to the accessibility through the Suez Canal and the Bab el Mandeb. These trade routes allowed culture, traditions, religion, and ideas to culturally diffuse between the two countries. Religiously, the spread of Islam was mainly due to the expansion of the Muslim political system. Muslims were seen as liberators from the harsh rule of the Byzantines, so the Africans welcomed them.