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Unformatted text preview: Part IV Chapter 16 The Big Changes • Forging of a new global economy ~international trade increased, first time including Americas • New biological exchange of food, animals, people ~population increase, Europe introduced disease to Americas, declined population ~population loss encouraged new migrations, from Europe/Africa/Americas • Emergence of new large empires based on guns/gunnery ~building/maintaining new political structures required lot of effort India, M.E., SE Europe, Russia challenged political traditions ~Spain, Portugal, France, England, Netherland put pressure on new overseas holdings Continuity • Spread of world religion continued • Gender relations • No technological advancements The World Economy • Concept of world economy followed production/use of silver in Americas • Silver allowed Spanish to build massive armies/public buildings • Used silver to buy Asian goods like Indian spices/Chinese porcelain/silk, allowed them to buy things...
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- Spring '11
- new global economy, new world crops, new political structures, New biological exchange, new large empires, new overseas holdings