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Prompt: "Evaluate the extent to which the Age of Exploration was a turning point in regards to the development of international trading systems." The Age of Exploration was a turning point in regard to the development of international trading systems as the exploration was the foundation of the trading systems. From 1450 to 1750 explorers underwent voyages in order to discover new lands and continents that could expand their native empires and rulers. These voyages soon became the starting point of colonization for European kingdoms that eventually reached the ends of the globe. The primary goal for the explorers was to sail to ports of new land to establish trading centers in exchanged for goods. The Europeans further investigated the lands to find metals, conquer native populations, and claim the land for their kingdoms. The kingdoms also wanted to spread their religious beliefs with the natives. The hundreds of years of exploration, conquest, and discovery designed and constructed a network of trading centers that spanned across the Atlantic Ocean and included the Americas, Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia.

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