Sunday, October 12, 2008
I think that the most important thing was first glory. As there was a lot of conflict between the Catholic and Protestants, the discovery of the new worlds and trade routes was a nice “breather” and something that motivated Europeans to continue to explore. Gold was certainly a nice thing to find and this is what continued the motivation and kept them exploring. The more, the better. This also may have been the most consequential because people in the Americas were being conquered because this is where the gold and silver was.