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Trade through the Silk Road, the Indian Ocean, the Trans-Saharan routes, and the Mediterranean Sea led to the spread of ideas, religions, and technology. Major technological developments such as the compass, improved shipbuilding technology, and gunpowder shaped the development of the world.
The movement of people greatly altered our world. Religions such as Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism preached the equality of all believers in the eyes of God.
And though patriarchal values continued to dominate, the monastic life of Buddhism and Christianity offered an alternative path for women. The spread of religion, aided by the increase in trade, often acted as a unifying force, though it sometimes caused conflict.
Christianity and the Church served as the centralizing force in Western Europe, and throughout East Asia, the spread of Confucianism and Buddhism solidified a cultural identity.
The new religion of Islam created a new cultural world known as Dar al-Islam, which transcended political boundaries. The political structures of many areas adapted and changed to the new conditions of the world.
Centralized empires like the Byzantine Empire, the Arab Caliphates, and the Tang and Song dynasties built on the successful models of the past, while decentralized areas Western Europe and Japan developed political organization that more effectively dealt with their unique issues.
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