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How did the Pax Romana affect trade?

  • A. Civil wars limited trade.
  • B. Peace and financial reforms helped trade grow.
  • C. Financial reforms limited trade.
  • D. War and financial chaos created a burst of trade.
Answer

A

The Pax Romana, a period of peace and stability in the Roman Empire, limited trade as there were no major wars to create a need for trade and commerce was not a priority for the government during this time. Constant civil wars also disrupted trade routes and made merchants hesitant to make long journeys.