Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nathaniel’S Nutmeg2
Nathaniel’s Nutmeg By: Giles Milton Jasmin Patel
Because of the courage of Nathaniel Courthorpe, the British were able to take control of Run of the Banda Islands and ultimately be able to trade it for Manhattan.
It all started with a “failed” mission <ul><li>… resulting in a treaty. </li></ul>
Enter Queen Elizabeth I England’s cosmopolitan, sophisticated, elegant leader with a taste for the exotic. Eagerly becomes a patron for sea trade missions
Defeating the Portuguese <ul><li>English </li></ul>Pacifying tactics -brought the mesmerizing trinkets of England to the islands -prewritten complimenting letters to the leaders Dutch Kill as you go -threats, pillaging, destroying
The value of nutmeg Only grown in the Banda Islands Up to 3200% profit on return Legendary cures, more valuable than gold
Down the Strait of Magellan Manhattan. Gigantic trees, perfect lumber Abundance of nutritious foods Leaders easily satiated, usually by alcohol -local groups unable to compete with the technology of Europe -tribesman hugely murdered … for fun
The British control Run. The Dutch control Manhattan. The British want Manhattan, The Dutch want Run. The world as we know it.