History and Impact of Trade
W 2017


Trade Routes and trading companies have been with us since ancient times.  Great fortunes have been made and lost; civilizations have thrived or fallen; wars have been fought and peoples enslaved – all in the pursuit of trade.  Sometimes trade has worked for the benefit of everyone involved, but at times, it has benefited a few at a great cost to many others.

This S/DG will examine historical and current trade routes and partnerships and hopefully draw conclusions about the nature of trade and the role of trade in the politics of the future.