Cross Cultural Interactions

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Cross-cultural interaction had extreme impacts on the future use of travel networks of the world, as well as future global interactions and popular culture. The greatest causes of cross-cultural interaction from 1000 to 1500 CE were religious and diplomatic pursuits, the emergence of growing commercial centers, and nomadic invasions. The impacts of the interactions included events with the environment including the Bubonic plague, which caused a lesser population, the moving of humans in search of opportunity, and the spread of crops. Economic and social impacts included the Renaissance, conscripted labor, and centralized structure in the Ming dynasty.
Possibly the biggest facilitator of cross-cultural interaction was the spread of religious
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The building of growing commercial centers and emporia cities was also a major draw for travelers to different regions. At these hubs, ideas and inventions were also traded, which further facilitated long-distance trade. However, the impacts of cross-cultural interactions in the state building and economic spheres was even greater than the causes. After the devastation of the Black Death, the Ming dynasty promoted economic recovery in the East, and trade within Asia flourished with increased production. Centralized structure and conscripted labor in the dynasty provided needed structure after the socio-environmental and economic devastation. In the west, technology innovations vastly strengthened European armies. Italian city-states flourished with industries and trade, each with independent administrators and armies, who levied direct taxes on citizens, as well as specializing in bonds. France experienced new salt and sales taxes, while England had new hearth, head, and plow taxes. The economic changes caused by cross-cultural interactions would go on to forever change Western financial ways, as well as concreting centralized structure in China until

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