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What are the reasons why Christopher Columbus made his voyage in 1492?

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2014-04-03 01:50:04
2014-04-03 01:50:04

simple, it could be two reasons complementing each other,

1)-Trade routes ( silk road) were cut off or blocked after the fall of Constantinopole (Istanbul/Turkey) to Ottoman Turks

2)- Sailing towards west to go far east avoiding Turks in the east

3)economic rivalry with portugal

4)to spread christianity and scientific and technological improvements

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