Mercantilism and the Dutch Exceptionalism

Mercantilism and the Dutch Exceptionalism - Mercantilism...

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Mercantilism and the Dutch Exceptionalism How trade is going on, markets are getting more important and monarch are trying to get a take (tax). National trade is becoming more important, but challenges to that growth due to the Monarch that try to take control and tax. Jacob Viner on Mercantilism : the essence of it Wealth is essential for gaining and holding power . The idea that military power on land came from mercenaries (military units). You need money to keep these mercenaries to protect you. If you do not have power it is difficult to protect your wealth. The lesson that Europeans learned that when you have military power you can gain wealth ( conquering the Incas, Astecs in the Americas) . You can get wealth from power. The concept of wealth is gold and silver. There are limited resources of gold and silver rivalry and limited supply of gold and silver. Power is essential for gaining and holding wealth Both wealth and power are proper and ultimate goals of national policy. There is a harmony between these goals. There is a harmony of the pursue of
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course POLI 354 taught by Professor Brawley during the Fall '11 term at McGill.

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Mercantilism and the Dutch Exceptionalism - Mercantilism...

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