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Christopher Columbus explored uncharted areas to the west of Europe. He discovered many islands in the Caribbean Sea, South America and Central America. Some do not consider his acts to be those of "discovering," since p... More »

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During his four voyages to the New World, Christopher Columbus traveled extensively through the Caribbean and visited the coasts of Central and South America. In his first journey, he visited the Bahamas and Cuba, which ... More »

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Christopher Columbus changed the world by bringing colonization to the New World, which in turn led to the annihilation of many of the native peoples and cultures of North and South America. Due to his expeditions, a wor... More »

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