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AP World Semester Final Notes - Europeans had enough money to buy luxury goods because when the plague struck in the 1300s, demand of higher wages with less population - Monarchs also acquire money through taxes on the labourers - This drives consumerism - Portuguese were the first to seek a way to indian spice trade, and they come around the Cape of Good Hope in the Indian Ocean Basin - This makes competition, such as the VOC, British East India trading company - -king orchestrated everything with the spanish, while the british had joint stock companies - CONSUMERISM DRIVES THIS TIME PERIOD - State building during this time period: constitutional and absolute governments - mita system was an example of coercive labour, encomiendas in america, serfdom has foothold in Russia, indentured servitude continues to be coerced labour if you fell into debt in the british colonies - -mita system: spanish required villages to send 1/7 of male population to work at the potosi silver mines - C H I N A - Yuan (mongols) out and Ming in - Revival of chinese culture, neo confucianism and rigid social structure; (emperor, scholar gentry, farmers, artisans, merchants), pop increase because of agriculture (champa rice), reforestation and irrigation. They were dominant in the IOB with Zheng He and his treasure galleons in an attempt to show that chinese are superior (middle kingdom).

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