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July 24, 2017

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The History of America: Mercantilism

The royal governments of Europe fell in love with these ideas almost immediately, and in 1689 the Parliament of England abolished all taxes on grain to drive down prices. This allowed English grain the cheapest in the world, and it sold quickly abroad — forcing countries to become dependent on Britain. Less than a year later, in 1690, the Parliament banned the sale of French liquor to encourage the manufacturing of English gin from, you guessed it, English grain. That same year, a centralized English bank was created to stabilize the currency. To make their economic power even stronger, the Parliament would force Scotland into “The United Kingdom” in 1707, successfully “taking” the wealth of another nation.

The South: Bernie Sanders is NOT Barack Obama

Barack Obama won a majority of the south, which equals a lot of delegates. Bernie Sanders did not win a single state in the south. You can call these states “conservative states that don’t matter” all you want; they still equal a lot of delegates in the Democratic primaries despite oftentimes going red in the general.