How Did The Compasses Impact The World

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Have you ever thought about how much of an impact compasses have had on our world? Well if the compasses were never invented sailors, surveyors, travellers and soldiers would not be able to travel by sea without sight of land. But luckily it was invented in 220 B.C.E. But it is probably not the compass that you are thinking of. The first compass was called the swivelling spoon. It was made of a lodestone spoon on a metal plate that would always point south. Since then the compass has gone a long way. When sailors and travellers wanted something more convenient they created the pocket compass. However there were still difficulties with it. When ships would rock back and forth it would become very hard to read. So they later invented the liquid
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