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The Spanish Empire, Silver & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course World History #25 (10:45)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:22 How was the Aztec government and society structured?
  2. 03:44 How did the Inca Empire’s administration work, and what were the differences between how the Aztec and Inca treated conquered peoples?
  3. 05:18 What resource did the Spanish find instead of gold, and how did they extract this resource?
  4. 05:53 What were the economic results of Spanish silver mining in the Americas?
  5. 08:17 What other country had a problem with inflation? How did they try to deal with it, and were they successful?
  6. 09:27 What were some effects of China’s new tax structure in the sixteenth century?
  7. 09:54 What were the overall global effects of Spanish silver mining?