Why did the period of great geographical discoveries begin?

The reasons for the beginning of the great geographical discoveries were the following factors:

1) Striving to get rich;

2) Striving to develop maritime trade;

3) Desire to develop new lands and territories;

4) Striving to develop science and conduct research.

Thus, at the end of the 15th century, the first geographical discoveries took place, which caused radical changes in the world. The era of expansion began.

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