Capitalism and the English East India Company

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What was the outcome of the first expedition sent by the English East India Company to the East Indies?

What happened to the ship Susan from the second expedition?

How did the third expedition in 1607 compare to the previous ones in terms of success?

What happened to the ship Ascension during the fourth expedition in 1608?

What were the main cargoes brought back by the ships after the first expedition?

How did Hector and Susan from the first expedition return to England?

What is the primary focus of capitalism, as described in the text?

Why were markets and market conditions important for the long-distance trading ventures?

What was the purpose of having a large crew on the East India Company's ships?

Where did the East India Company obtain a significant portion of its capital from?

How did the East India Company spread risk in financing long-distance trade?

What caused the East India Company to diversify into other spices and products?

Why did the East India Company welcome aristocrats and their hangers-on as a source of capital?

What was the main factor affecting profitability in long-distance trading ventures?

What were the primary costs associated with outfitting outgoing vessels for trading expeditions?

Why were Dutch merchants excluded by the rival Dutch East Indies Company a useful source of intelligence for the East India Company?

What was the outcome of the fourth expedition by the English East India Company in 1608?

What was the main cargo brought back by the second expedition sent by the English East India Company to the East Indies?

What caused the loss of the ship Susan during the second expedition by the English East India Company?

Why was the third expedition by the English East India Company in 1607 considered successful?

What was the cause of wrecking the ship Ascension during the fourth expedition by the English East India Company in 1608?

'What happened to the Union during the fourth expedition sent by the English East India Company?'

What was the primary motivation for long-distance trading ventures described in the text?

What was the main reason for the East India Company to diversify into other spices and products?

What was the role of aristocrats and their hangers-on in the financing of the East India Company?

What was the primary reason for sending out several ships on each trading expedition?

What was the main source of capital for the East India Company's operations?

Why were Dutch merchants excluded by the rival Dutch East Indies Company a useful source of intelligence for the East India Company?

What was the primary factor that determined whether a trading venture would be profitable or not?

How did market conditions impact long-distance trading ventures, according to the text?

What was one crucial role of foreign money in relation to the East India Company?

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Test your knowledge on the early expeditions of the English East India Company and the development of merchant capitalism during the 17th century.

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