“In fourteen ninety-two, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain” (Columbus Poem). On the cargo of those ships were domestic flora, fauna, diseases, ideas, technology, and people that were distributed throughout the new world and the old world during the first landing of Columbus. This widespread of transfer of ideas and goods is known as the Columbian exchange, a long term benefit of the Atlantic network where European reaped all the benefits (lecture). The idea of European reaping all the benefits is known as the ecological imperialism of the Columbian exchange as well as Europe’s final move in this metaphorical chess tournament that helped Europe emerge as the new “queen” of global trade.Order now
In this tournament Asia came close to winning and staying “undefeated” world champion of the the sea; however, by watching the second and third match of the tournament one can see that Europe became the new world champion; Poseidon of the Sea. Becoming the world champion means Europe was able to harness the key to the gate of globalization, allowing the Africans, Americans, and Asians to receive all the lashes of pandora box (Columbian Exchange). The lashes of pandora box affected the lives of the each continental group of people differently but overall negatively economically and culturally for the Americas and Africa, but subliminally negative for Asia economically and no great effect culturally. EconomicallyThe America’s present economic system during the time was destroyed from the Columbian exchange because of the depletion of the population, the robbery of land, and the force labor they endured. The Incas and Aztec empire flourished economically before the arrival of Columbus. The Inca’.
.o pay for China’s goods. China economically did change in the end, but the culture stayed untainted and that one of the reason why China kept the europeans off their land. The Chinese culture was familiar to the old world and was respected or had to be respected because China held all the goods of the world in the palm of its hand. China population increased, the citizens were not forced into slaves, and its Confucian culture stayed intact but that does not mean that they were not harmed by the lashes of pandora box. Asia was blindsided and can take its place as an losers of this chess tournament along with Africa and the Americans.
The effects of the Columbian Exchange was negative for all these continental group of people and the reaction to this negative effects has contributed to many revolutions, wars, reformation, and economic transformation in the future.