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All through the 18th century to the 20th century the long distance migrations played a major role on continuities and changes throughout the entire world

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´╗┐Continuity and Change Over Time Essay All through the 18th century to the 20th century the long distance migrations played a major role on continuities and changes throughout the entire world such as the European movement to the rest of the world and the Asian movement coming to America. From the 18th to the 20th century there was an enormous need for migration. During the 1700's the purpose of migration for Europe especially to the Americas was to take as much raw material as possible back to their home country. An example of these practice was the growing of potatoes and then taking them back to Europe which increased their population and greatly helped their economy. In order to transport the raw materials they utilized the Atlantic slave trade which played a major role and was at its peak in the seventeenth century known as the triangular trade. ...read more.


During the 1700's the Dutch and the British were fighting for commercial dominance in Asia. Both migrations had the final objective of bringing back raw materials back to their home countries. As the 19th century drew near, England had taken over most of the trade to Asia because they had more merchants migrate, they created more British ports and were also able to get merchants to trade with China using trickery. That shows how the migration from different regions of the world changed drastically over time due to more resources made available to facilitate the move. Overall, the effect of European migration to other regions throughout this time period was very significant and continuous. The motives for the migration, however, changed overtime beginning with the raw materials processing and changing into the migration for religious freedom and to start a new life. ...read more.


The blending of many cultures and backgrounds marked the beginning of a changed, more-global, nation. Overall, the long distance migrations from one region to another happened for many different reasons and had different goals. There was also a specific change that occurred as a result of a migration and the continuity of a migration that may of had very different effects on different regions. Europe had many reasons at different times of why their people migrated to other regions of the world. In Asia, most immigrants came to America to work, unlike Europeans who mostly came to escape poverty and begin new lives. Between 1700 and 1900 the long distance migrations changed how the world is today. Migrations changed food, architecture, music, culture, language, and many other features of a nation. Today, we still are influenced by the changes and continuities of past migrations within all the world regions. ...read more.

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