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International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18 (10:14)

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. 02:21 According to John Green, how did Indian Ocean trade compare to the Silk Road?
  2. 03:42 Why does John Green describe Indian Ocean trade as a ‘Monsoon Marketplace?’ What was the significance of monsoons?
  3. 04:57 Who controlled how Indian ocean trade worked and protected trade routes?
  4. 07:50 What traveled across long distances because of Indian Ocean trade?
  5. 08:23 Why did Islam spread to Indonesia more than to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam?
  6. 09:33 How did cities along Indian Ocean trade routes benefit from trade? What were some downsides?