[n] - an economic system (Europe in 18th C) to increase a nation`s wealth by government regulation of all of the nation`s commercial interests
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Economic theory, held in the 16th-18th centuries, that a nation's wealth (in the form of bullion or treasure) was the key to its prosperity. To this end, foreign trade should be regulated to...
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mercantile system noun an economic system (Europe in 18th century) to increase a nation`s wealth by government regulation of all of the nation`s commercial interests
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an economic and political philosophy that stresses the development and control of tradable goods (or commodities) as a means to foster the general good or wealth of a society or country
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economic theory and practice common in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century that promoted governmental regulation of a nation`s economy for the ... [28 related articles]
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An economic philosophy of the 16th and 17th centuries that international commerce should primarily serve to increase a country's financial wealth, especially of gold and foreign currency. To that end, exports are viewed as desirable and imports as undesirable unless they lead to even greater exports...
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Mercantilism is the economic doctrine in which government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the prosperity and military security of the state. In particular, it demands a positive balance of trade. Mercantilism dominated Western European economic policy and discourse ...
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A nationalist doctrine of one nation prospering at the expense of another nation.
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mercantilism (mûr'kuntilizum) , economic system of the major trading nations during the 16th, 17th, and 18th cent., based on the premise that national wealth and power were best served by increasing exports and collecting precious metals in return. It superseded the medieval feudal organiza...
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Mercantilism is the economic theory prevalent between 1500 and 1800, mainly in England and France. Its main characteristics were a belief that exports created wealth for a nation, while imports diminished wealth; that gold and silver bullion (specie) should be accumulated by a country in order to en...
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Economic theory, held in the 16th–18th centuries, that a nation's wealth (in the form of bullion or treasure) was the key to its prosperity. To this end, foreign trade should be regulated to create a surplus of exports over imports, and the state should intervene where necessary (for example, subs...
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1) Managed economy 2) Mercantile system
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