Question 2

Question 2

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  • MID 17th CENTURY
  • I think you're right.
  • Guys I hate to say it but we have to stop producing tobacco.
  • Why would we have to do that?
  • It’s losing profitability. West Indian tobacco pales in comparison to the kind they have up in Virginia in terms of both quality and quantity. What’s the point of producing it for the European market if Virginia already is? We need a more profitable crop. How about sugar?
  • Sugar sounds like a great idea. The changeover shouldn’t be too hard anyway. It's suitable for the West Indian climate and soils. From a geographical standpoint, there’s nothing preventing the changeover.
  • I guess you guys are right. Much like tobacco, sugar isn’t too bulky to be transported economically so it won’t pose any major transportation problems.
  • Like tobacco, this commodity isn't too bulky. It should pose no major transportation problems
  • Sugar it is!
  • Did you guys know about the new demand for sugar? I hear tea and coffee are really popular in Europe and people want something to sweeten their new drinks with but honey is too expensive. Sugar is in demand right now, it’s perfect!
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