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Seminar paper from the yr 2010 within the topic American stories - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,0, Martin Luther college, language: English, summary: whilst Vasco Da Gama landed the 1st time in India in 1498 he marked the start of the Portuguese monopoly in transport to and from Asia which persevered in the course of the whole sixteenth century.1 in this century the opposite ecu countries confirmed an elevated curiosity in orientating at this quarter, however the causes have been rather complicated. One thought of cause is just a nationalistic one, specifically that the international locations desired to outdo the Portuguese.2 Others wanted to land in India for non secular purposes to unfold the Christianity and encompass the Islamic powers of that region.3 different elements in the back of the desire to visit the jap seas have been plunder and piracy. additionally there has been a big curiosity and thirst for wisdom and event in that unknown sector which resulted in a few voyages.4
Due to the 1st travels there has been a transforming into call for within the English society for the Indian items like ceramics, silk, spices and invaluable stones, in particular within the elite type. Beside that, those items symbolized how to quickly riches for the enterprise males and intermediaries who dealt with with that merchandise.5 for this reason, after 1600 progressively more nations, represented through chartered businesses, attempted to participate within the advertisement enterprise of Indian trade.6 this type of buying and selling businesses was once the British East India corporation (BEIC), which used to be based and supplied with a royal constitution that assured the specific rights on trades with the East Indies to the corporate in 1600.7 in the course of its heritage the BEIC undergone an important switch from a trifling buying and selling corporation to a territorial power.[...]

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