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Why Europe Led the Age of Exploration: A Cocktail of Needs, Innovation, and Serendipity
By José Carlos Palma* The Age of Exploration, a period roughly spanning the 15th to 18th centuries, witnessed a dramatic shift in global power dynamics. European nations, particularly Portugal, Spain, England, France, and the Netherlands emerged as dominant forces, embarking on voyages of discovery and establishing vast empires across the
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The Scientific Revolution: A Watershed Moment in Human History
By José Carlos Palma* The Scientific Revolution was a period of rapid scientific advancement that occurred between the 16th and 18th centuries. It began in Europe and spread to other parts of the world, such as Asia and North America. The Scientific Revolution was characterized by a new approach to
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Dutch king apologizes for Netherlands’ historic role in slavery
Dutch King Willem-Alexander expressed remorse on Saturday for the Netherlands’ historical participation in slavery and its enduring repercussions. Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 160th anniversary of the legal abolition of slavery in the Netherlands and its former Caribbean colonies, he humbly requested forgiveness for this grave offense against humanity.
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Life Aboard Portuguese Naus: Challenges and Adventures during the Age of Discovery
By Smartencyclopedia Have you ever wondered what life was like for Portuguese navigators who ventured across the seas of the world in the 15th and 16th centuries? How did they eat, have fun, and face the dangers and challenges of such long and risky voyages? Portuguese naus were wooden ships
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Battle of Saint Quentin over the French army in 1557
By José Carlos Palma * The Battle of Saint Quentin was fought on August 10, 1557, between the French army and a combined Spanish and English army led by the Duke of Savoy. The battle took place near the town of Saint Quentin in Picardy, France. The French army, under
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Treasure of the San José galleon creates confusion in Colombia
British warships sank the San José galleon more than 300 years ago when it was loaded with around 200 tons of gold, silver, and jewelry – a treasure estimated at around $17 billion today – destined for France, which was then an ally. with the Spanish royal court. The naval
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