Similarities And Differences In The 17th Century
Japan had closed themselves off from the world and focused their on their own inner strengths, began changes from within its own walls such as the Samurai role, the government and making Samurai bureaucrats, a stronger military force, and incorporating feudalism. Europe wanted to expand into other continents, change religion and spread it to other cultures, civil wars were dividing the continent, and feudalism was being destroyed as their quest was commerce. There were many similarities as well. Women were not treated as equal to men in both cultures, there were major conflicts with religion (Japan with outside influences and Europe within), opening up their trading channels, and making major changes within their …show more content…
One of the longest standing and most important of all the factors that helped shape the contemporary world is trade. Without trade, there are many resources different cultures would be without. With the mixture of all the resources from all over the world, our world is vastly diverse and rich in culture. There are many inventions that may have not been possible without the variety of resources that are obtained from the many different cultures around the world. Other factors include military organization, religion, expansion, and the powers the government holds. All of these factors play a significant role in shaping today’s contemporary world.
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