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date: 27 September 2020

Trading Patterns, Indian Ocean 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Kerry WardKerry WARD

The seas, gulfs, and straits of the Indian Ocean have been areas of intense trading activity from the beginning of human seafaring. The unique nature of its wind patterns enabled the development of maritime trading, linking it to the Atlantic, the South China Sea, and the Pacific. Today the Indian Ocean incorporates those regions that together trade in the bulk of the global oil, which has always been a maritime commodity. ...

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