How Did European Age Of Exploration

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Throughout the European age of exploration, all of Europe clamored for a piece of the spice trade, using dubious and often brutal tactics to establish a foothold in India and Southeast Asia. Spain, Portugal, England and the Dutch competed with each other to establish dominance in the region. As European outposts began to form a ring around the Indian Ocean, European countries started to acquire enormous wealth that helped to fuel the colonization of any territory deemed suitable for settlement. With direct European access to Asian goods, primarily spices, these resources became less of luxury items and more of necessities, thus requiring more trade and
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