Describe the internal conditions that made Europeseem like a *gaol *on the
> eve of the *Columbian Exchange* to thestates of what became the European
> element of the *Atlantic Community*. Then explain how very small
> contingents ofSpaniards managed to acquire an enormous American empire by
> overcoming twoaffluent, large, well administered, and heavily militarized
> states inMesoamerica and South America? Finally,explain YOUR choices as the
> *three* most significant consequences of theEncounter processes between
> 1492 and 1600.
The Europe that is today is a stark contrast of the one that existed in the late 1400s, a period better referred to as the Eve of the Columbian Exchange. Affected by the prevalence of diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, the populations of the time had such low life expectancies that the population at the time was speculated to comprise of about 45% under 15. The society then was impoverished, having to depend on poorly managed subsistence agriculture for a living. Wars were rampant, and there were very few intellectuals……………….
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