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The 17th century was a period of great change and progress in many areas
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The 17th century was a period of great change and progress in many areas. It saw the rise of the scientific revolution, which brought about advances in mathematics, astronomy, and physics. In Europe, it was a time of religious wars and political upheaval. The Enlightenment also began during this time, leading to new ideas about government and society. In the Americas, colonization by Europeans led to conflicts with Native Americans as well as the establishment of new colonies. The 18th century saw further advances in science and technology as well as increased exploration around the world. This period also saw an increase in trade between Europe and Asia which helped fuel economic growth throughout much of the world.