The Triangular Trade
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These men are on there way to the Americas to deliver SLAVES.
The slave trade helped fuel what was known as the TRIANGLE TRADE. Although the only part of the Triangle Trade that directly involved transporting Slaves was called the MIDDLE PASSAGE.
Slaves were used to gather raw materials to send to countries in Europe, this process is called MERCANTILISM and this is how the countries in Europe acquired more wealth.
This process of slavery and COLONIZATION is how the countries in Europe were able to improve their ECONOMIES, and acquire more wealth.
The men are back on their way to Africa to repeat the cycle yet again.
For better or for worse this cycle is what built the foundations of so many of the great countries we can see today.