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The importance of maritime trade in ancient greece

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Social Studies High School

The Importance of Maritime Trade and the International Maritime Organization

Maritime trade in today’s world is still very important as ships bring clothing to department stores and TVs to electronic stores. This public radio story explains how the International Maritime Organization, founded in 1958, oversees world shipping today. The IMO deals with problems the ancient Greeks would have recognized, including piracy.

Economics Geography World History I Ancient Civilization Ancient Greece Trade

Story Length: 3:35

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World Ocean Radio, distributed by PRX World

AIR DATE: 09/01/2007

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