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I think folks need to understand before there was the Sea "Western Europe" had a highway that ran all the way down its "littoral" (meaning Baltic down the Atlantic to Portugal.) This was a powerful hindrance to any "invader" unless they were able to conquer the entire Region...something historically the Germanic Peoples certainly tried quite regularly to do....


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It had more to do with the Reconquista. There was a social pattern that Aragon, Castile, and Portugal developed as they "reconquered" the Iberian Peninsula. This same pattern was how they colonized the new world very rapidly and very cheaply. In Reconquista a captain would gather fighting men with the promise of shares of any wealth or land they would ...


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The discovery of new world was nothing related with the moors. Spain with the most advanced army of europe by far that achieved to defeat the moors in Granada using the Arquebusier and cannons (western inventions) while the navy was as equal of any western countries. Columbus was autorished to meet the Spanish Queen in order to convince her to make an ...



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