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Magellan's Voyage and the Era of Global Trade

Rebecca Keller
Senior Science and Technology Analyst, Stratfor
Nov 1, 2015 | 13:17 GMT
A print of the explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521) discovering the path to the Pacific, Circa 1520.
Circa 1520, A print of the explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521) discovering the path to the Pacific.
(HULTON ARCHIVE/Getty Images)

Advancements in maritime engineering have overcome the limits of geography, opening the world to faster trade and increased volumes of traffic. The evolution of the global supply chain illustrates the effects of continuous technological development on the world. ...

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