Compare And Contrast The Silk Road Vs Columbian Exchange

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The Colombian Exchange and Silk Road were very similar, but at the same time they are very different. They both were a global system of exchange. The Silk Road was around from 3000 B.C. to the 15th century, and the Colombian Exchange was around from 1492 to 1789. Also, the Colombian Exchange was a land and sea trade route, but the Silk Road was land and sea. During the Colombian Exchange, they would use boats to travel. But during the Silk Road, they would use caravans, camels, horses, and boats. In the Colombian exchange they usually traded people, plants, animals, and diseases. In the Silk Road they mainly traded silk, plants, and animals. There were many important people during these times such as Ibn Battuta, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus,
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