Academical? could you explain exactly what that means please?
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This site is good as a last resort, but if you use the info you must put it into your own words or you could get in serious trouble. This site has many academical people posting on it, so it should not be a problem using it as a recource.
Just remember what they traded in in the carribean. Gold, animals, tabbacco, fruits, wines etc were all traded back to Europe and in return guns, clothing etc arrived back. And remember that as the 1500's ended and the 1600's began, Spain lost her power and countries like Britain gained it. As a result there were more pirates on the seas to pillage and kill which resulted in a drop in economic growth.