Age Of Exploration Benefits

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As the Europeans started to settle into the time of the 1400s, a new longing for exploration washed over civilization, more commonly known as the Age of Exploration. Over the years that the Age of Exploration took place, it brought its fair share of benefits and faults. This time period brought things like the commercial revolution and advancements in technology to the Europeans. As on the other side of the spectrum brought a Plague of misfortune to the many around the world. It was from these qualities that the Age of Exploration had that made it a debatable topic weather it was solely good or bad. The Age brought upon beneficial things like the commercial revolution, the trade between the Americas that brought the first signs of capitalism.…show more content…
Using the rings to sight the stars, one could tell how far north or south the ship was from the equator. This advancement gave explorers a better sense on where they were when they were at sea. Not only was the astrolabe the only example of technological advancement for navigation, but so was the caravel. Developed by shipbuilders in the 1400s, the caravel allowed sailors to sail against the wind and at the same time be fast. The caravel began as an improvement over older ships.The ship was overall lighter, and used two or three masts plus a lateen sail, or triangular sail at an angle, to sail windward. The ships used this advancement to answer one of Europe's problems of not being able to sail against the wind, with the advantages of being very fast and maneuverable. Both these examples show how the Age of Exploration is beneficial. They show transition from old technology to new technology in the name of exploration. This highlighting one of the many benefits that the Age of Exploration brought to Europe and the world.

In Addition, the Age of Exploration also shows its benefits as it brought the commercial revolution to Europe. The commercial revolution had its origins after colonies were established
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The Europeans had brought with them a plague of misfortune with them across the sea. This being the main force of suffering the Natives had to endure. As Europeans thrived, the natives had to pay the price for all the luxuries the Europeans got with their health, freedom, integrity etc. This is throughly seen through the vase numbers that fell to disease that the Europeans brought. The Europeans had brought various diseases with them across the sea like smallpox, influenza, typhus, measles, malaria and more. The natives never having past exposure to such diseases, died in the masses due to their bodies not having any defense against them. Cows, pigs and other livestock were able to transfer diseases to the Europeans. Although since Europeans have been domesticating such animals for thousands of years, they simply grew immune to theses diseases and infectious epidemics on grand scales likelihood grew smaller and smaller from it. But for the Natives, they never had livestock nor large mammals like horses of pigs ever. Their bodies were taken by surprise by the highly advanced diseases that were trying to infect robust european bodies. Therefore such diseases took hold of native bodies easily and killed them. The killing continued till 90% of the original population was dead. The small 10% had antibodies to these diseases and were able to fight
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