The Silk Road And The Silk Road

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Throughout the development of human communication, no service proved more useful than that of the Silk Road. It was a network of trade, employing travelers to trek across the world to buy and sell goods along the eastern hemisphere. This constant web of bartering and trading led to societies becoming more intertwined and connected with one another, creating a large social and economic trades. Throughout 500 BCE - 1000 CE, the eastern hemisphere experienced a series of changes and continuities directly from the emergence of the Silk Road. The eastern hemisphere societies underwent heavy population increase due to trade, but the purpose of the Silk Road never changed. Some trade routes that comprised the entire network include overland trade from China to Rome and the Indian Ocean Sea Lanes that joined Asia, Africa,and the Mediterranean basin. The first change that occurred over this period of history, was a large population shift. This is because these trade routes allowed for an increase in money for societies, allowing them to grow and prosper, leading to more settlers. This is evident in the evolution of Rome. In the early days of Rome, it consisted of a medium size population and was just like any other civilization. As the silk roads came into effect, Rome began to flourish with an abundance of income. Around 500 BCE, China and Rome were acquaintances, trading goods like silk. With this growth in wealth, an expansion of the city began, featuring large statues,

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