The Columbian Exchange changed the flow of world - The Columbian Exchange changed the flow of world's history through the introduction of invasive and

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The Columbian Exchange changed the flow of world's history through the introduction ofinvasive and exotic species. It did not only affect the ecology system but also the culture in both continents. The Columbian Exchange, which is also known as The Great Exchange, began to connectthe New and the Old Worlds with the transmission of ideas, plants, animals and diseases. Both continents had grown apart with very different organisms started to become homogeneous. Nowadays historians and biologists have been investigating the lasting effects of some of the plants and animals which Columbus and other explorers exchanged between the two worlds. TheColumbian Exchange certainly impacted the ecology system in the West continent.Some important items from the Old World to the New World were horses, pigs, chickens, rice, sugar cane, smallpox, malaria, and even the common cold. Otherwise, a few items the New World returned to the Old World included maize, turkeys, llamas, potatoes, peanuts, tomatoes,

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