Change and Continuity Analysis Sheet Society/Societies: Africa and Southeast Asia Time Period: 1450-1750 Significant events during the time period: Columbian Exchange Cultivation of sugar plantation relying on international slave trade Colonization in the West Indies Introduction to new diseases contributes decrease of population the slaves and colonies brought Key Changes and Continuities: Columbian Exchange introduced animals, plants, technology, cultures, and diseases between the Old and New World. Rise of enterprises in economies The Americas, Africa, and Southeast Asia’s culture mixed Overseas trade were still risky and depended on winds and ships Colonization raised religious and political problems between the settlers and the natives. Political: Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, English focused colonizing in the West Indies even before 1650. Spanish and other European voyages to the Americas trying to build colonies and set up trade link from New World to Old World. Civilizations despised one another however maintained their relationships for society needs (Portuguese’s occupation in West Africa) Americas were forced into war fighting over dominance in the Americas. Religion was used as an excuse to ally with natives for special needs of colonies as well (Catholic)
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