The Effects Of European Exploration On Europe, Africa, And Africa

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The effect of European Exploration on Europe, Africa, and the Americas
Whenever you hear about the European Exploration, or ‘The Age of Discovery’’ you hear a lot about what the Europeans gained from it, while they did learn a lot from this and gather a lot of new resources they were not the only ones affected. The Age of Discovery affected more areas that just Europe, it also affected the Americas and Africa. To prove this we must first know what European Exploration is.
From the 15th century to the end of the 18th century was a time loosely described as a powerful factor in European culture and the beginning of globalization. Many lands unknown to the Europeans were discovered, although most were already widely inhabited. To other cultures and continents this was a time of invaders arriving from unknown places. One of the first explorers during this time was Christopher Columbus in the trans-atlantic voyages of 1492-1502. Columbus arrived in the Caribbean islands, despite him thinking he had discovered North America. Exploration overseas led to the rise of global trade between the Old World (Europe, Asia, and Africa) and the New World (Americas). This contact produced the Columbian Exchange, a wide transfer of plants, animals, diseases, and human population which created the slave trade in Africa. The European Exploration allowed for the global mapping of the world, but also the decimation of populations by diseases and the dominance of Native populations by Europeans.
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