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Three Developments During the Exploration and Expansion of Europe in America

The 1400's marked a time of exploration and expansion for Europe. Identify and explain three developments that stimulate this age of exploration.

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The major factors are what are usually known as "the three G's." Those three "g" words are gold, glory, and God. Here's a little more about them:

1) Gold: the raw capital, the endless supply, the foundation it became for worldwide (and actually, at that point, only European) economy... Monarchs were more than happy to do whatever they could to get as many people out there as possible. The more land one acquired, the greater the chance of it containing gold, and the greater the chance of a piece of land containing more gold than anyone else. Considering that countries were coming out of the Dark Ages, yearning for some kind of progress and movement ...