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Unformatted text preview: Rise of Amsterdam: 80 years war Colonization Took over a huge numbers of colonies involved in the spice trade These colonies were in Indonesia Commercial trade became important to the economy Amsterdam became home to a large port Rotterdam Lies along the Rhine River The population kept on growing reaching 200,000 people Beginnings of Amsterdam: 1200's a dam was built on the Amstel River Canals were built around the city Center of the town The Dam Square The Wage (the weigh house) Weighed the goods coming into the city So many goods were moving through the city that, the weigh house had to be moved outside of the side City Hall the city was controlled by the middle class...
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- Spring '11