What were some advantages of mercantilism and imperialism to the natives of the New World during the age of exploration? It'd really help if you gave a few links with the answer, thanks! :)
I think mercantilism would be more important than imperialism. I say this because Imperialism destroys Culture and National Ingenuity. Both of these are the product of boredom and free thought within a population... If an economic system is developed (like wampum) that means that a culture has developed far enough to create money, so they can set aside time for developmental thought and cultural progression. Imperialism is only focused on physical and/or economic slavery. There are a good many examples of this throughout history.
hah! firewater, smallpox, military action, food poisoning... genocide. I "forgot" to mention in the name of decency. Think of the death, the destruction man! Be humble and respectful please.
The hills are cold and really quite windy, and
if it weren't for Jamestowne
we'd surely be "Indian"!
You forgot to mention firewater.