posted by Brin .
What factors led Atlantic community states to seek ways to access Asian markets by avoiding the Mediterranean late in the 15th and early in the 16th-centuries, and what factors enabled the Europeans to quickly assert their hegemony over indigenous peoples in the Americas and to compel Eastern potentates to yield to European commercial demands or to accept Western political control?
For th e first part of y our post, try some of the following links:
For the 2nd part, begin with some of these:
Looking through the links, not getting far. Any other suggestions?