What were the reasons for Geographical Discoveries ?
Advances in scientific and technical fields:
- a) Calculation of the compass’s deflection angle
- b) Progress in the art of shipping
- c) Progress in geography knowledge
The richness of the Eastern countries (the common cause of the Crusades and Geographical Discoveries,)
Existence of brave sailors
The aims of Europeans to know the world and spread Christianity
Europeans looking for new ways to reach India (Silk and Spice Roads were in the hands of the Turks.)
Kings’ Encouraging Geographical Discoveries.