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Why didn't the Moroccans try to explore and conquer the New World?

I believe I found the answer in Wikipedia's article on the Marinid dynasty; quite simply the dynasty was in decline from the 13th century; in the 15th century (OP's reference period), the decline was ...
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Why didn't the Moroccans try to explore and conquer the New World?

Citing Ezad Azraai Jamsari / Mohamad Zulfazdlee Abul Hassan Ashari, The Marinid Naval Force According to Historical Perspective (Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 5 No. 29 | Doi:10.5901/...
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How did recognition by Morocco influence the history of the USA?

It is indeed unfortunate that the influence of Morocco (and nearby countries of the Maghreb) on the early history of the United States was overlooked, because it was overshadowed by even larger events....
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Why didn't the Moroccans try to explore and conquer the New World?

From the 15th to 20th centuries, the Moroccans had a love-hate relationship (but mostly the former) with the Ottoman Empire. For most of that period, they could get trade goods from India and the rest ...
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Has Morocco ever claimed ownership of the Canary and Madeira islands?

Morocco has no sensible grounds to claim these islands. It might have some legitimacy to claim semi-enclaves like Ceuta and Melilla or the couple of tiny islands off of its shore that currently are ...
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Why does Spain have enclaves in Morocco?

Long story short: Ceuta was conquered by Portugal in 1415, and was "transferred" to Spain in 1640. Melilla was "acquired" in 1497. Other minor places like VĂ©lez de la Gomera was conquered in 1508. So ...
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Why didn't the Moroccans try to explore and conquer the New World?

I'd say that instead of the weakness of Morocco, the strength of Iberia at the end of XV century is the cause of the exploration of the new world. For centuries Spain and Portugal had been fighting ...
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Anyone have a clue what was going on with Biledulgerid?

The name "Biledulgerid" is a version of "Beled el Gerid", the name of a place (Bled el Djerid) in modern Tunisia. In previous centuries it seems to have been used as the name of a ...
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Why didn't the Moroccans try to explore and conquer the New World?

This question seems to be premised on the false assumption that the Europeans tried to explore and conquer the New World. As alluded to in some of the comments and other answers, the exploration and ...
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Has Morocco ever claimed ownership of the Canary and Madeira islands?

Morocco has no claim to the Canary islands, they have never occupied the territory. They have no cultural or historical presence. The aboriginal population may have been distantly related to Berbers, ...
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