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10 09, 2017

Colonization timeline – 1500 AD to modern times

By |2019-09-05T06:37:13-07:00September 10th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Tenochtitlan under attack (painted in the 1600s) Ships and sailing improve Beginning about 1450 AD, Europeans took advantage of new advances in sail technolog. They invaded and took over most of the world beyond Europe. Their colonization had disastrous effects for the people they conquered. Medieval ships and sailing Europe in the 1500s All our [...]

4 08, 2017

Europe’s economy in the 1800s

By |2018-04-16T10:32:28-07:00August 4th, 2017|Economy, Modern Europe|0 Comments

A British merchant ship in the Caribbean, in the 1860s By 1800 AD, France, Britain, and Spain were all getting rich. They used their strong armies and navies to take wood, food, and cotton from other countries without paying for them. France was taking things from West Africa and Haiti. Britain was taking stuff from India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. [...]