How Did Marco Polo Influence Columbus

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Marco Polo as history goes does not stand out with some of the more historical figures of his time. This has become even more popular in the loosely based TV show that has been released about his life. However, without the writings that Marco Polo left us are the very reason we had people like Christopher Columbus. Marco Polo writings inspired Columbus to make the voyage and open up the world to new things, and create an entire generation of people to want to discover new things and see the world. If you believe in the writings of Marco Polo or believe they may not have just been his own you cannot challenge the fact that the stories he wrote and helped influence cartographers make maps that showed the new bold world that was out there to be discovered. His life is things that legends are made of either being an envoy to Kublai Kahn. He shaped the world and gave an invite into things that may have been lost without his travels.
Marco Polo was born in 1254,
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Khubilai Khan used forreigners to his administration to his benefit. Khan used the foreigners in many of the administrative roles that Empire had. Marco Polo was no different from any of the other foreign people in that fact he to was going to be used by Khans vast Empire. He was not asked to lead and Army, or anything that put him in harms way directly. However. Marco Polo was put into a tax collector role for Khans Empire. Marco Polo for three years he was assigned as a tax inspector for the city of Yanzhou. During this time Khan was able to see things that have not made it to Europe yet. Something we take as normal today was not only the new then but also something not often seen. Paper money was something that was not common anywhere but was during the Khan’s dynasty. Many other things that Marco Polo had the opportunity to see was many things that we just take for granted today like eyeglasses, and a working postal

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