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Unformatted text preview: possible. Economic changes further stimulated the growth of commerce. Countries traded with each other for things they were lacking in exchange others had a surplus. The emergence of capitalism created a largely urban middle-class committed to expanding markets. National and international trade interests grew as more people looked to buy products and goods. Many people began to befriend people from other countries and they began to exchange ideas from culture to culture, which led to cultural diffusion. Resources: http://mclane.fresno.k12.ca.us/wilson98/mwh/c/mh03c013.pdf http://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/topics/europe-and-the-impulse-for-exploration/...
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