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The Reasons Underlying European Expansion and Exploration It remains unclear why humanity chose a relatively spontaneous moment to matriculate from the sheltered semicircle of Mediterranean lands to expand to the farthest reaches of the earth with an inchoate disregard for personal welfare However pretentious man feels the need to speculate and impart drivelous reason vain though it be What were the causes of European expansion An anonymous author proffers this model conjecture Western Europes outward expansion in the 15th and 16th centuries was caused primarily by the unique brand of centralized governments which developed in England France and Spain The duressed reply to such a statement is of ardent disagreement European expansion was not spearheaded or enticed by these governments primarily though they were contemporaneous and conducive And Portugal a prominent figure in the assimilation of the New Land should also be considered although it was annexed with the rule of king Phillip II of Spain The factors which propelled the exploration of these real nether lands were desires driven by religious domination advances in technology geography and I admit no concession the unique brand of centralized governments developing in England France and Spain though this was not paramount relative to the aforementioned variables The tumultuous state of the various religions of the Old World was as antiquated as Jesus However the rise of the middle class in the high Renaissance defined the empowerment of the proletariat heterotheists who provided with this via to their Gods untouched asylum began to emigrate in the 17th century The irritating obstinacy of the followers of Mohammed had also began to pall conversion was a messy and expensive process and most of the crusades had failed leaving Christians a desire to proselytize to an ear not attached to such formidable agents of resistance as the Muslims A Genoan explorer Cristbal Coln discovered an Indian race heretofore unseen in 1492 These unenlightened Indians insisted on hopping around
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