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Social & economic structure sylvan

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  1. 2. <ul><li>3 million people were living in England </li></ul><ul><ul><li>London: 60,000 inhabitants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>next biggest city Norwich: only 12,000 inhabitants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>growing influence of an independent England </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nationalisation of Englishmen (awareness of predominance arose) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Golden Age of Theatre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elizabethan Theatre </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>London as the main center of Britain's economy </li></ul><ul><li>Trade: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>shipping as key element in economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>trade mainly with European states like: France, Netherlands, German states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Britain’s economic power grew (wealth of Englishmen rose) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>first Colony in the Americas in 1583 (Newfoundland) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>A new economic system – basis of today's capitalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>common mostly in protestant nations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ambition: better control of trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>by advancing export with subsidies and minimizing import with custom duties </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>by obligating colonies to send goods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>excluding foreign traders out of local trade (1598 closing Hanseatic store in London) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transforming “useless land” into agricultural land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>later: building ship canals for faster transport </li></ul></ul>

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