Impact Of The European Age Of Exploration

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Leading up to the 15th and 16th century in Europe the west rose for the first time since the fall of the Roman Empire. Western Europe went through a period of rebirth for the Roman and Greek philosophy, art, and even architecture. There was even a change in government style in which governments began to centralize once again and in Britain they created parliament which was a group of lawmakers. Trade also began to increased along the Silk Road like during the Han and Roman Dynasties during the Classical Era. The need and want for products from China are becoming very difficult for Europeans to get due to Muslim middlemen along the Silk Road. Another factor could be the desire to spread Christianity. The European Age of Exploration was influenced …show more content…
These dynasties were the supporters of these explorations to the Americas and to India. The explorations were continued and funded based on the feat for glory to be the first to succeed in finding a direct route to China or India. The Spanish and Portuguese government were the first of these new Western European Dynasties to fund expeditions to find a direct sea route to China or other eastern Asia. The Portuguese expeditions were to find a route to India and went along the Atlantic coast of Africa and the tip of Africa and up to India. The Spanish expeditions were to find a route to China and the went straight across the Atlantic thinking there was no land there but during the first expedition by Christopher Columbus they hit the Caribbean Islands and learned there is land there. Overtime more dynasties and civilizations began to participate in the competition to find new routes to Eastern Asia and to colonize new land. The Rise of the West created competition for the glory to find new sea routes to Eastern …show more content…
When the Rise of the West happened there was a desire for goods that were in Asia and Eastern Europe, so the silk road was revived due to the demand for goods in Asia by Western Europeans. After the fall of Constantinople, the major trading center on the Silk Road, muslims took over which made trading a hassle especially with Christians to obtain Chinese or other Eastern Asian goods. To avoid the muslim middle men, Western Europeans decided to search for direct sea routes to Eastern Asia. With Silk Road trade flourishing again but under siege by muslim middlemen led to explorations to find direct sea routes to East

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