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Francis Drake and Mercantilist Wars
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
proxy, defend, disequilibrium, wealth, states, Spain, lanes, rackets, circumnavigation, inexpensive, Asia, Drake, contested
the concentration of power and wealth led to internal sources of                             
economics on a global scale was nothing new, but mercantalism added a source of financial and dependency disequilibrium
affects not just the relationships between states and merchants but between states and             
a monopoly is that one person gets a right to trade and another party doesn't and the state is going to              that right
other people began to want those rights and they became                    privileges
you might describe these state sponsored monopolies as "protection               "
the merchants will pay the state the right to enjoy exclusive privileges
but it's hard to protect the protection racket
rivals began to contest one another over these privileges
16th century:            wars
Sir Francis            (1540-1596)
hero to the British, a pirate to the Spaniards
made his money not by plundering the American colonies, but by plundering the              from the Spaniards who were plundering the American colonies
carried out the second                                  of the world, from 1577 to 1580
the war between England and            was he legendary backdrop for the pirates of the Caribbean
18th century: mercantilist warfare
fought against each other for the control of territory and sea           
three theaters
1. North America
2. Caribbean
the cockpit of empires: if you could control the Caribbean, you could control Europe's empire
3. South         
culminated in the Seven Years War
the first world war
wars were not                       , so states had to borrow money from merchants through bonds, merchants had an interest in this as to have the state
the racheting up of the power relationships which adds to the disequilibrium
Columbus and the New World
1500-1700 Indian Ocean Trading system
Da Gama, Pepper and World History
Portuguese Indian Ocean Empire
16th Century Colonialism Fueling European Violence
Global Food: European Sugar, Caribbean Plantations, African Slaves
16th and 17th Century Merchant Trading Companies
17th Century Interdependence of Trade and Investment
Francis Drake and Mercantilist Wars
The Apex and Erosion of the Mughal Empire
The Treaty of Westphalia as the Hinge of Modern History
The Influence of Silver on the Ming Dynasty
Political Reverberations of Ming Consolidation
18th China Resurgent as Qing Dynasty
18th Century Tea Trade, Leisure Time, and the Spread of Knowledge
Cook and Clive: Discoverers, Collectors and Conquerors of the Enlightenment
Strains on the Universality of the Enlightenment
The Enlightenment, Empire, and Colonization: Burke vs. Hastings
Enlightenment or Empire
18th Century Land Grabbing
The Industrial Revolution and the Transition of Non-Renewable Energy
The Seven Years' War and Colonial Revolutions
Napoleon, Spain, the Colonies, and Imperial Crises
Human Rights and the Meaning of Membership within Societies
Napoleon, New Nations, and Total War
The Ottoman Empire's 19th Century Tanzimat Reform
The Early 19th Century Market Revolution
The Global Upheavals of the Mid-19th Century
The Train, the Rifle, and the Industrial Revolution
Transition in India: Last of the Mughals
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Its Ramifications
Darwin's Effect on 19th Century Ideas
Factors Which Led to the Solidifying of Nation States
1868 Japan: The Meiji Restoration
1871: Germany Becomes a Nation
North American Nation-Building
19th Century Changing Concepts of Labor
The Benefits of Comparative Advantage
Migration after the Age of Revolutions
Creating 19th Century Global Free Trade
The Expanding 19th Century Capitalist System
The Second Industrial Revolution
The Closing of the American Frontier
Africa's Second Imperial Wave
Early 20th Century American Imperialism
1894-1905: Japan's Imperial Wave in Asia
Rashid Rida and 19th Century Islamic Modernization
19th Century Pan-Islam and Zionism Movements
19th Century Global Export-Led Growth
Indian Wars and Mass Slaughter of Bison
The Suez Canal's Effect on the Malayan Tiger
1890-1914: Savage Wars of Peace
1900-1909: Russian and Turkish Dynasties
1899-1911 The End of the Qing Dynasty
The 1910 Mexican Revolution
The Panic of 1907
Turn-of-the-Century Civilization and its Discontents
20th Century Questioning of Reason
Late 19th Century Anxieties of Race
The First World War
The End of WWI and the Attempt at Global Peace
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919
The Wilson-Lenin Moment
1919 Self-Determination Movements in India
Post-WWI European Peace and Global Colonial Upheaval
1929 Economic Collapse
Changes in Capitalism between the Wars
1918-1945 Rethinking Economies