38 Days. 912 Hours. 54,720 Minutes.
World Trade begins in this era. It has massive effects. One of the most lasting has to be how the people of the Americas/Africa were treated or ‘coerced’ (AP Word for ‘forced’) into different social classes/labor groups.
4.2: New Forms of Social Organization and Modes of Production
This really breaks into two groups: Native Americans and Africans. Here is the breakdown of this treatment. It also deals with new ruling groups in India, labor movements in Russia, and Feudal hierarchies in Japan/Europe.
The flip side of this coerced labor are the new political and economic elites that benefitted from all of this labor and expansion: