- The major point is that during the early stage of emergence of commercial and imperial activities Britain was not privileged to be amongst the beneficiaries due to the fact that Portuguese doing exemplary good.
- Britain was forced to watch as Asia and Portuguese made it through Europe and brought back the desired goods for the wealthy people in the continent.
- Portuguese caravels dealt with exotic goods such as silks and spices that got a remarkable sale in Europe making Britain to envy the success. This success is contributed by the fact that the goods got into the market at an impressive prices hence making large sales volumes.
- The success of the Portuguese was guarded jealously by ensures safety of the trade routes and at the same time maintaining the dominance in the Indian Ocean and the Cape of Good Hope.
- The Britain is categorized as the last county to make it through the commercial activities after several attempts without success. For instance during the regime of Henry VIII he set for a mission finding a plan to navigate through Russia.
- The Britain was determined to find their way through the trade. This is evident after attempts of Henry VIII and Edward VI reign instructed Sir Hugh and Richard to explore any possible chances that would lead to their success.
- Britain attempted to get into the trade of Asia by trying to operate from the near East port through the Mediterranean Sea. This led to the establishment of the Levant Company hence setting a strong base for the transacting in Aleppo.
- Humphrey and Walter made the fourth attempt of discovering the passage through the North West though they faced the biggest challenges of unpredictable weather and geographical terrains leading to their failure.
- The creation of the companies made it possible for the Britain to get into the trade though they faced challenges from different companies competing for the same market.
The Britain attempts into the Asia trade or a commercial activity outlines the level of determination that it took them for their achievements. Britain leaders played a major role in the movement and attempts by coming up with ideas of navigating rivers which would allow them to get through Russia. There were persistent in discovering more routes along different rivers to ease their accessibility to different locations for their trading activities. The extra efforts and undivided support from variety experts teaches that teamwork is a key factor in the accomplishment of the Britain success in the Asia trade.
Henry VIII influences the flow of events in the entire process of getting Britain into the commercial trade. This is because after the end of his reign Edward picked up from where he left and order to the discovery of more channel of navigation that would enable the Britain merchant to navigate through Russia to their destination without facing the challenges from the weather and the geographical terrains. It shows that they had a well defined plan on how to handle the emerging issues along the process.
During the opening of the Bantam based trading factories the English was faced with the threat of being shut of the opportunity of accessing or establishing their trading activities in Japan and India which were amongst the most lucrative market. It fought with the Portuguese to attain a suitable position in the trade. They eventually achieve to emerge position one thus indicating the importance of stiff competition. The company was forced to trade without the colossal return because of the threat brought by the Dutch companies. This move to take the risk of conducting trade without colossal return show the level to which one should go to stand out victorious or to boast over the competitors.
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