Discovery - Europe The New World New World Empires Why...

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Unformatted text preview: Europe The New World New World Empires Why 1500? Europe fragmented prior to 1500 Isolation, autonomy Unification Immigration Christianity Warfare against Islam Feudalism Advancements Transportation Technology Why 1500? God, Glory, and Gold Missionary work Prevent spread of Islam Devshirme Janissary Corp Enhance reputation of countries Amass wealth Ottoman Empire Conquest of Constantinople, 1453 Cut off Europeans from Asian luxury goods Ended reign of the Byzantine Empire How? Improvements in technology China / Portugal Invention of compass Sturdier boats Navigational skills Understanding of currents / wind patterns Maps Ability to calculate direction and latitude Prince Henry the Navigator Christopher Columbus Vasco Da Gama Ferdinand Magellan Amerigo Vespucci Columbian Exchange Weapons Horses Food Disease Smallpox, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, and influenza Aztec and Incas Conquistadores Indigenous populations Savages? Hernan Cortes Francisco Pizarro...
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