The Impact of Exploration on European Economies

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The Impact of Exploration on European Economies by Mind Map: The Impact of Exploration on European Economies

1. How did exploration help capitalism?

1.1. Capitalism is an economic system based on the investment of money for profit.

1.2. More exploration led to more trade which allowed people to invest in companies.

2. How does a market economy grow?

2.1. Once people began to get money, they could buy and sell more things.

2.2. A product was expensive if that item was rare.

2.3. A market economy happens when prices are made by the supply and demand of products.

3. What is the cottage industry?

3.1. Merchants had to hire people to turn raw materials into products, so they hired them to wrk in cottage industries.

3.2. Many products were created in cottage industries.

4. What is mercantilism?

4.1. Countries believed that the best way to build power was to save money.

4.2. To save money, countries increased exports and decreased imports.

4.3. They established colonies in other countries so that they can get money.