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Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama

By TheMajestic, Temple Terrace, FL

The oversight of the explorations made by Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama are both brutal, surprising, and years later still relevant. The accomplishment that Columbus achieved may have become an enormous conquest for Spain but a bigger impact was on the land that he came to, in which he slaughtered and enslaved many Native Americans. As for Gama his motivation to sail from Portugal to India caused a stir due to the fact that many Europeans at the time thought it impossible because they assumed that the Indian Ocean was not connected to any other bodies of water. Both Columbus and Gama saw their goal: God, Glory, and Gold, not only for the impact of others but for their countries.

Columbus was not the first to just miraculously believe that there were acres of land on the other side of the world.

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