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War, Colonization, And Migration Over Five Centuries

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The examination of European economic development in the age of mercantilism generally includes two different geographic comparisons. One concerns the rise of Europe vis-à-vis the rest of the world, particularly Asia, after the start of the sixteenth century. The second frequent comparison concerns the nature of the changes in economic and political power within Europe, particularly Western Europe. During the period 1500-1900, there was not just economic rivalry over trade, but military conflict and warfare between these nations. International rivalries persisted regarding trade and migration, but they did not then have the physical and human costs seen in earlier centuries. The modern period leading to European economic growth was characterized by large-scale, frequent, and devastating warfare among the European nations; much of this warfare occurred in continental Europe. Like warfare and slavery, colonization has a much longer and richer history than just modern Europe.

Keywords: colonization; European economic development; migration; warfare

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