What is the significance of Columbus’s discovery of America for Europeans?

Columbus’s discovery of America in 1492 gave rise to the beginning of a new era in history – the New Time. It was from this moment that the Europeans began to actively explore the seas and oceans, which brought many new discoveries and inventions in nautical affairs and geography. From the New World to the Old, precious metals and precious metals rushed like a golden river. This led to a price revolution. New crops and products were discovered: tomato, corn, potatoes, maize, chocolate, coffee, etc. Not without unpleasant moments, as some diseases were brought from the American colonies. To summarize, these discoveries provoked rapid economic growth, trade, shipping, and most importantly, broadened the horizons of the average city dweller.

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