Consequences Of The Age Of Exploration
Before exploration of the New World and the Atlantic, the Europeans traded via the Silk Road that connected Europe and the Mediterranean with the Asian world. The Silk Road provided a trading route of spices, sugar, medicine gold, silk and many other …show more content…
However, this passage soon decreased with the decline of the Roman Empire in the fourteen hundreds and the discovery of new sea routes to Asia. Europe had few resources; it lacked space and was strong in competition. Europe also lacked lumber, animals, cotton, and food. The Europeans motive for exploration was for God, glory, and gold. The Europeans wanted to spread Christianity in order to stop the spread of Islam and convert non-believers. They also wanted glory because the more land one explored the more glory their king or country would possess. In addition, the hunt for gold was a main reason for European exploration. The more gold a country had, the bigger the advantage over trade and a profitable business.
It is important to understand why and how the Atlantic World and Age of Exploration emerged. It is also necessary to note that this period from the early 15th century and continuing into the early