What countries imperialized for the sake of exploring unknown territory?
I'm not aware of any country that added territory for scientific purposes.
Fremont was an interesting man. He was a young army officer when he went with Lewis and Clark on their corps of discovery. After he returned he was asked by the president to go into California to see what the Mexican government would do and test the waters to see how hard it would be to take California . He got a small group together and said they were a survey team. They were stopped…
John M. Logsdon has written: 'The decision to go to the moon' -- subject(s): Project Apollo (U.S.) 'Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program: Vol. II' 'Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the United States Civil Space Program, V. 4' 'Together in orbit' -- subject(s): Astronautics, International Space Station, International cooperation, Space stations
The Lost Wilderness will be available (I don't know when...). You will occasionally receive a mission on the bulletin in the Guild that will send you with your client to an unknown territory. There are so many, it probably won't be the Lost Wilderness first time you have to explore unknown territory. Just keep going on missions consistantly, and it will eventually appear on the bulletin board.
Captain Cook did not find Australia. Dutch explorers had discovered the Australian continent in 1616, and named it "New Holland". Because the Dutch were not really interested in exploring the land, it remained unknown. Therefore, on early maps it was referred to as "Terra Australis Incognita" - "The Unknown South Land".
Lewis had been Jefferson's personal secretary (today we would call him a "personal assistant") prior to the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis was well known for being an outdoorsman and military leader, which were qualities needed for such a task as exploring the territory. Jefferson had to choose someone who had the ability, qualifications, and tenacity to travel into the unknown, as there were no maps of the territory. Lewis was an obviously good choice because of…