Hello, I would like to know the causes and consequences of the Great Explorations! Thank you
Explanation from Alloprof
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In fact, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, it was no longer possible to travel to India by this route. The rich countries, in search of spices and precious metals, wanted to continue trade with India in order to buy the spices there.
Therefore, they financed many trips to find a new route to get there. This funding allowed for many advances in navigation (more resistant boats, better mapping methods, etc.).
In addition, at the time, there was a great will of the kingdoms to hold a large area of territory in order to accumulate wealth, and therefore to accumulate power and prestige.
Finally, the empires that embark on great explorations are gaining territories all over the globe. These conquered territories become what are called "colonies".
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