History of Capitalism

The Glory-Gory History of Europe

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Markets began to expand and by 1550 there was a trade explosion. And this was followed by a depression but Europe, and Europeans, would never be the same. A path was realized, and it was a path such that a person would never need to bow and scrape before an aristocrat, ever again. One could now live without deference to them (an aristocrat).

In France, the Catholics freaked out. What insolence they thought. This was a…