Vasco Nunez De Balboa In Spanish Exploration

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Vasco Nunez de Balboa is a Spanish conquistador who spent many years exploring the Isthmus of Panama and the surrounding areas in the early 1500’s. Balboa was sent to explore anywhere in the New World as long as another explorer was of had not already explored there. The only other request of Balboa was that he had to give one fifth of the riches he found to Spain. We believe that Balboa’s personal motives in exploring this area were to take over the land and acquire gold and other riches. He would stop at nothing to acquire these riches. Balboa claims that he gave a choice to the natives and he may claim that he and his men were only defending themselves, but this is not the case. Vasco Nunez de Balboa had gone on on multiple expeditions
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