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Post classical trade

  1. 1. Global Trade in thePost Classical World globalization, y’all.
  2. 2. Economic systems aren’t complex...• basic economic system is agricultural • We need to eat, priority #1• Then what? Rank the next three things that humans will prioritize.• Can one person do all that for him or herself?
  3. 3. at first...• Now that subsistence is taken care of, and a complex society is formed, what comes next?• Who makes decisions about who does what job?
  4. 4. So the economic system is established• Some farm, some make products, and locals swap goods and services.• Equilibrium is reached (the supply meets the needs and demands of the people in the system)• Why does it de-stabilize/fall out of equilibrium?
  5. 5. External trade• Why do people start looking outside their local system for goods and services?• Needs vs. Wants; what is human nature when it comes to stuff?
  6. 6. Trade Happens• What are the consequence of introducing new goods and services into the system?• Is it still the same system?• Can there be equilibrium?
  7. 7. Consequence #1• Population growth• China:
  8. 8. Consequence #1• Population growth• India
  9. 9. Consequence #1 Europe
  10. 10. Why is there adifference in population?
  11. 11. What does thatindicate about the societies?
  12. 12. Other consequences?• Technology moves around• Religion moves around• Plants and animals move around• Diseases move around
  13. 13. Piracy starts! (Arrrrr) (Arrrrr)
  14. 14. How do we move these things?• We’ve talked about land • Camels, horses, carts and middle men• What if by sea?
  15. 15. Junks
  16. 16. Dhow
  17. 17. Or as the book shows it...

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