European Society Between 1450 And 1700

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Between 1450 and 1700, European Society faced many problems and was under economic turmoil. This problem can be attributed to the Introduction of Mercantilist Policy, a policy in which governments of various European Kingdoms and Nations heavily regulated trade and commerce within their respective borders. These sweeping policy changes, resulted in many peasants find it nearly impossible to increase or retain their incomes before there policy changes. Almost 50% of Europe’s population between this time period had minimum food rations or shelter to sustain a pleasant life. As time went on, poverty increased with famine and war supplementing this poverty epidemic causing up to 80% of a regions respective population to face possible starvation.

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