In a period of time before the whole world was known to everyone, and everyone studied from the same map including all six continents of the world, there were lots of European explorers, who wanted to accomplish exactly that: find and explore new land. One of those explorers during the 16th century, which was also the golden time of the exploration, was Christopher Columbus. He was born in Italy, sailed although under Spanish flag, and was financed by King Ferdinand II of Spain. Nowadays, Columbus is considered the explorer of the Americas and is honored with many parks, statues and even cities called after him. Christopher Columbus should not be as celebrated as he is, because of, firstly what Columbus did, would have been accomplished anyways, secondly of all the bad impact he had, and finally the genocide of a whole empire.
Columbus does not deserve that big of an honor, being celebrated as the explorer of the Americas. To the same time as Columbus started exploring, a lot of other people from all different countries started a rush of exploring. The explorers were inspired by three main things, also called the three G’s: Gold, Glory and God.  They were supposed to leave the country, and come back with lots of goods, most likely gold. They would become very glorious and gain lots of respect from their country. At the same time also a huge process of developing technology was going on. With help of the printing press, ideas were able to spread around quickly and accurate.  All new kinds of sails, ships and navigation technology was developed, which made it also easier to explore new lands, and motivated more people to sail out and discover more land.  Also, Columbus was not the first one to actually sail to the Americas. Before him already Vikings from Sweden went to the Americas, but did not share their experience with the rest of the world, that’s why they... [continues]
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