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Some major key elements that made a major impact on Europes rise to world dominance were their desire to continue expeditions money power religion and the Columbian Exchange On their voyages they were searching for ways to improve their way of life for competing against each other to be the best and to get rich They had all of these separate kingdoms pushing them to explore and find new ways to make money especially in Asia and Africa They really had a need for resources and expansion unlike countries like China that had all of the resources they needed China thought that advancing their own power at home was more important than continuing their voyagesEuropeans also used their voyages to establish the Columbian Exchange which is the main reason why they were so successful and wealthy it was in their main control It not only was a major impact for Europe but for the rest of the world as well The Columbian Exchange brought items such as animals spices corn chocolate sugar cane tomatoes potatoes tobacco iron steel coffee gold Potatoes were a very important staple for Europeansand they still are worldwide With potatoes they could feed their families they could grow them anywhere and they took up less space to growSince they can grow anywhere that meant that they could sell them anywhere which gave Europeans even more power It was unknown to the world before the Columbian Exchange The exchange also brought new diseases to the Americas which got rid of the Native Americans for them it killed ninety percent of their population That was an advantage for the Europeans because with no Native Americans they could take over their land and really thriveA big motivation for Europe was religion they believed they were on a mission from God This caused a holy war against the Muslims to take back Christian land They also were in search
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