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HIST 220 - Sept 25

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University of British Columbia
HIST 220

HISTORY 220 – Global Network of Exchange The Columbia Exchange - exchange went both ways, but was not an equal exchange - beneficiaries were the Europeans and not the indigenous people of America 1. Ecological Exchange 2. Economic Exchange 3. Cultural Exchange 4. Demographic Exchange Economic Exchange - Silver from Spanish colonial empire (Mexico to South America) made Spain incredibly wealthy th in the 16 century - Spain became a key player in global trade  a lot of the silver was brought to China for silk and spices - precious metals made Spain have more economic and military power as opposed to others in the world that did not possess precious metals - The 16 century was an age of wealth and expansion in Europe - Steady increase in power for nations such as Portugal and Spain over Eastern Empires like China and the Ottoman Empire - Enslaving of Aboriginals was made illegal  The Spanish and Portuguese bought slaves from the West coast of Africa Sugar - Developed in India - By 1492, sugar was already in Europe but known as a luxury item - Portuguese entrepreneurs looked for places ideal for growing sugar plants
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