In the Age of Exploration, one of the most valuable and rare commodities of the time was spice. Everyone and their grandma were looking for ways to find more efficient routes to Southeast Asia, where the spice islands were located, that required less travel time and greater yields.
In the early 13th century, Marco Polo traveled across Asia and essentially founded the Silk Road, a shortcut through Asia.
Later, the Silk Road was cut off by the Turks in 1453.
As a result of the Silk Road being cut off, many countries around the world, including Spain, and as you can guess, we're talking about Christopher Columbus's voyage to the New World.... again
As Marco Polo founded the Silk Road, it opened a door to many countries as a regular shortcut through Asia, used as a multinational trade route for a couple hundred years.
As the Silk Road was cut off, a lack of spices were present.
Columbus's Voyage to find a quicker route to the Spice Islands led to the discovery of America.
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