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"Cargo Cult" Science - Cargo cult science is an expression used to designate what is also known as pseudo-science. The physicist, Richard Feynman first used this term during his famous speech at the California Institute of Technology in 1974. He used this term when making an analogy to the cult of cargo planes in the South Seas. During the war, Islanders saw airplanes land bringing numerous useful goods; they desired to see the planes landing again. They decided to built airstrips, placed fires along the trails, built a wooden hut where a man sits with two pieces of wood on his head mimicking a helmet and bamboo sticks as antennas - it's the air traffic controller - and they are waiting for the planes land....   [tags: Science]
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Investigation on Cargo - Investigation on Cargo Introduction In this investigation I will be finding out how many labels are on an exposed side of a 3x3x3 cube when 27 small cubes are put together to make the large 3x3x3 cube. Method I will first start to count the number of small cubes out of the 27; have no labels, 1 label, 2 labels and 3 labels. Once I have done this I will the do the same for a 4x4x4 cube, 5x5x5 cube and finally a 6x6x6 cube and see if I can find a pattern. When I have found a pattern I will try to work out a formula and test if it works....   [tags: Papers] 644 words
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The play Final Cargo - The play Final Cargo An Introduction Final Cargo is a play telling the story of various characters as they embark an adventure on a ship. The main characters were: The Skipper, Ruth, Engineer, Cook, Night, Day, Benjamin and Boy. Each character plays a strong role in this play that affects the way the play progresses. As the ship sets sale both the living, the dead and the ones above view the tale and tragedy of this boat. With a climatic end, the boat is capsized by strong waves and The Skipper, Ruth, Engineer and Cook meet their fate at the bottom of the sea… To make more sense of the play and the various meanings and symbolic morals from it, we have ex...   [tags: Papers] 1041 words
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Cargo Cult - Senior Thesis Show is a series of nine untitled works that are very dramatic in the kind of lighting he uses along with the classical style from which he paints. All the works in the show emit the feeling of isolation and solitude. With a combination of still life and figurative work the paintings start to tell a story of why his subjects are so isolated. After reading Rutledge’s thesis paper it became very clear to me why he chose his subject matter. He writes: ...I became very interested in the anthropological phenomenon known as cargo cult....   [tags: ] 584 words
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The Effect of the Transcontinental Railroad - As the need of human transportation and various forms of cargo began to rise in the United States of America, a group of railroads with terminal connections along the way began to form across the land mass of this country, ending with the result of one of the most influential innovations in American history, allowing trade to flow easily from location to location, and a fast form of transportation, named the Transcontinental Railroad. America at this time consisted of overland travel and ocean travel....   [tags: transportation, cargo]
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Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond - “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo [goods] and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” [p. 14]. This question: Yali’s question, is the centerpiece of Jared Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel. Diamond’s claim is that the evolution of technology and overall differences of the advancement of society are due to the factors of geographical location, plants, and animals . “Technology may have developed most rapidly in regions with moderate connectedness [Europe], neither too high [China], nor too low [India]” [p....   [tags: New Guinea, Cargo]
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the new guinea cargo plane cult from a socialogicle perspective - The New Guinea cargo plane cult from a functionalist perspective stresses that the un-industrialization of the cult is due to the developed world not sharing technological advances with the tribe (cult). The tribe leader’s ability to explain the purpose of the cargo planes and the tribe’s inability to succeed with riches like that of the white man had a large affect on the tribe’s belief system. The tribes simple way of life was disturbed by the discovery of cargo planes in the sky, shocking whatever beliefs the tribe had prior to that discovery....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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Description of the Yokohama Port - Yokohama Port is a top-class port in Japan, which has a long history over 150 years since it was opened to foreign trade in 1859. Japan's sharp economic boom changed the way many of its markets worked, including the Port of Yokohama. There are a variety of industries in Tokyo, Yokohama and its surrounding area. In fact, the area has a nearly 30 percent share of the shipment value of product of Japan. Typical cargo types for this port are nonferrous metals, crude oil, steel, cars. In addition, 40 million people live in the area, accounting for approximately a one-third of the population of Japan....   [tags: yokohama, cargo, trade port, tokyo bay]
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The Carriage of Goods Act - The most important article of the Carriage of Goods Act is read as follows: "Subject to the provisions of Article 4, the carrier shall properly and carefully load, handle, stow, carry, keep, care for, and discharge the goods carried." Though this is considered very important, this passage is in fact the least considered article. This statement tackles about obligation of a carrier, not just to deliver the cargo successfully, but also to “carry the load with care.” The Act provides that every “bill of lading” shall effect subject to the Act’s provisions given that there is an evidence of a contract of carriage of goods by the sea from the US to other places in foreign trade....   [tags: Foreign Trade, Sea, Goods]
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Solid Bulk Cargoes - “CARRYING SOLID BULK CARGOES INVOLVES SERIOUS RISKS, WHICH MUST BE MANAGED CAREFULLY TO SAFEGUARD THE CREW AND SHIP” (LLOYD’S REGISTER) What are solid bulk cargoes and bulk cargo carriers. Solid bulk cargoes are commodity cargoes that are transported in large quantities and are directly into the ship without any form of containment. Examples of these cargoes are mixed mass commodities like ore, cement, coal grain, fertilizers, dry edibles and wood chips that are carried loosely and are normally loaded and unloaded by either, shovelling, pumping, or scooping....   [tags: ships, solas convention, risk]
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Security in a Post September 11th World - The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, have greatly changed security policies in the United States. September 11, 2001, is an infamous day that has changed the United States in numerous aspects. After this infamous day, many people live with the fear of experiencing another major attack. After the attacks the national Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was created. One task given to the 9/11 Commission was to provide recommendations designed to prevent future attacks....   [tags: terrorist attacks, 9/11, aiport security, tsa]
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The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture - The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture The fads of the father are visited on the son: we've all seen how adult fads are given down to children. We've seen how cargo pants have trickled down, thanks to the Gap, Baby Gap, and Old Navy (all corporations owned by The Limited, Inc.). Cargo pants have always been a mystery to me. The attractive thing about them is storage (which I'll get to later), blandness and personal appearance. I only considered wearing cargo pants because they'd hide how chunky my thighs are....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 585 words
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Is Hong Kong Losing Its Competitiveness as a Logistic Hub? - Introduction Hong Kong has been a leading logistic hub in Asia and the world for the past few decades. We are ranked the world's busiest ports for Hong Kong airport as well as the container port for more than ten years’ time. Yet in recent years Hong Kong has been facing an intense competition, especially from the nearby ports, namely Shenzhen. Despite Shanghai and Singapore are surpassing Hong Kong in terms of container volume, we are geographically separated, so we do not serve the same cargo source....   [tags: competition, government policy, taxation]
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Exploring the Impact of Security Concerns on Airlines' Financial Viability - ... Previously, airlines were able pass on additional costs to their best customers but airlines have realized that it’s not feasible to do. Ghobrial & Irvin (2004) suggest “increased ticket taxes along with low travel demand were due to the state of economy and contributed to reduced capacities at almost all airports” (p. 68). As a result, many airlines filed for bankruptcy or faced layoff as a means to cope with the reductions in revenues and operating costs. Security Concerns An aviation security concern prior to 9/11 was the screening process of airline passengers and their cargo....   [tags: Aviation Finance, Economics]
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The Vanishing of The Mary Celeste Crew - The 280 ton half brigantine merchant ship named “Amazon” which passed through a number of owners became involved in several accidents over the space of a decade and eventually was auctioned at a New York salvage where it was purchased for $3,000. After repairs the ship was under American registry; it was later renamed “Mary Celeste” - the name of the Captains wife. The new captain, Benjamin Briggs set sail on November 7th 1872 from New York heading for Genoa, Italy. Onboard were the Captain, his wife, his young daughter and a crew of eight....   [tags: Maritime History] 930 words
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Microeconomics of Maritime Shipping - Introduction Much of our modern day information about the Maritime economy has been primarily based on the historical happenings in the global economy. As world become ever more globalized and interlinked, maritime shipping is experiencing challenges as well as enjoying greater business opportunities. Maritime shipping is mainly the primary means of transporting parts and the finished goods around the world. Because shipping is such an old industry, with a history of continuous change, sometimes gradual and occasionally catastrophe, Time and again we find that shipping and trade will slipway from the economy and then magical reappear in some new voyages no other industry has played such a ce...   [tags: Shipping, Goods Transport]
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Human Error and Other Factors That May Cause Accidents in Aviation - There are a multitude of factors which may cause accidents in aviation. Mechanical errors, air traffic control errors, maintenance neglect, and fueling errors are just a few that may contribute to these accidents. Looking closely at the errors mentioned, there is one common factor that, if avoided, may lessen the chances of these accidents in the air: Human Error. From the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to the faulty handling of military cargo and the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, we’re left to believe that human negligence, human error and human inconsistencies play the largest contributing factor of airplane accidents....   [tags: malysian airline, terrorism, negligence]
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The Civil Reserve Air Fleet - Abstract The Civil Reserve Air Fleet is a partnership between the Department of Defense and commercial airlines where the airlines contractually commit a portion of their aircraft and crews to be used by the Department in the event of any level of military conflict. These aircraft can be “called up” and required to respond quickly to provide airlift support to the Department of Defense. There are minimum required levels of participation in order for the airlines to be eligible, and in turn they receive peace time business including passenger and cargo movement approximately in proportion to their commitment level....   [tags: essays research papers] 2228 words
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The Impact of Localization on Logistics and Employment along U.S Border States and in Mexico - Globalization is often seen as an unstoppable, irreversible force. Analysts contend that trade between nations can only expand spatially and can only grow in complexity. By all measures, this perspective is largely accurate. However, the case of NAFTA and the impact it has had on trade in the U.S and its neighbours serves to show that the spatial expansion of trade between nations is not inevitable. We may call this focus on enhancement of trade between neighbouring countries “localization”, as opposed to globalization....   [tags: International Trade, Commerce]
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The Third Runway in Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is Essential - As Sassen (40) defined, networks and circus are elementary of global cities, having a well–connected airport is thus critical for linkage of a city with the world as it allows intensive flows of information, people and products. Hong Kong has developed itself into an international aviation hub the holds leading position in both passenger and cargo terms. According to the Airports Council International (), HKIA ranked as number 10 and 1 as the world’s busiest airport by passenger and cargo traffic respectively....   [tags: global cities, aiports]
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The Influence and Role of Current U.S. Foreign Policy in Modern Italy - The Influence and Role of Current U.S. Foreign Policy in Modern Italy Since the beginning of the European Union, Europe has attempted to move forward as one unit in order to compete with the United States and to be a strong force around the globe. In a statement made by the Washington ambassadors of the present and acceding members to the European Union in May 2004, they stated, Europe now, for the first time in modern history, is a partnership sharing common values and a commitment to harmony and cooperation....   [tags: Politics Political Foreign Policy Papers]
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Solid Infrastructure Plan - There is no one solution to the current foreclosure crisis in America. Instead there are multiple solutions. Some go straight for the heart of the problem while others take a longer route. Some are effective solutions while others are just quick fixes. I think that there is a solution that will have long term effects and fix the current foreclosure crisis. I call this solution the “Solid Infrastructure Plan.” This plan not only fixes the foreclosure crisis, but fixes the unemployment problem and repairs the deteriorating American infrastructure....   [tags: Economics] 1862 words
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Hercules of the Skies - There were many important people, aircraft, and developments, which greatly contributed to aviation development, which ultimately impacted the World. Out of many aviation developments, I will write about an aircraft I take pleasure in seeing and hearing, the C-130 Hercules. I consider this aircraft has made a significant impact in the aviation industry, most in the dependability of the airframe and its illustrious design. Today, this aircraft is used for many organizations such as Military Ops, firefighting, and search and rescue....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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History of the Gluckauf - In 1886, the GLUCKAUF, built in Britain in 1886 became the world's first true; oil tanker with separate tanks for the oil, built into her hull. Previously, petroleum had been transported in small containers loaded on conventional merchant ships. The driving forces behind the evolution of tankers were the demand for oil and the growing competition between oil companies striving for a greater share of the market for kerosene and other refined products. In 1850, the cargo ship generally still had her sailing ship-type flush deck, except for a central bridge built across the tops of the paddle frames....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Fedex Corp. vs. United Parcel Service, Inc. - Fedex Corp. vs. United Parcel Service, Inc. FedEx will produce superior financial returns for shareowners by providing high value-added supply chain, transportation, business, and related information services through focused operating companies competing collectively, and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. —FedEx mission statement (excerpt) We serve the evolving distribution, logistics, and commerce needs of our customers worldwide, offering excellence and value in all we do....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1259 words
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Is it Possible to Harmonise International Trade? - For many years, there have been several attempts in the harmonisation of international trade. Unfortunately, sales of international goods are very complex and this leads to great difficult in unifying trade law. People have tried to create universal laws to mend shipping issues, seller to buyer relationships and fraud, however, there is still no global international trade law. So far, with every attempt, it becomes clearer that nations have conflicting ideologies or viewpoints and hinders the progression of global harmonisation of international trade....   [tags: Goods, Sales, Trade]
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Viktor Bout: A Merchant of Death - While the international illegal arms trade is nothing new it has recently suffered some serious setbacks. A key player, who was known to supply small arms, as well as ordinance, and vehicles, was apprehended March 2008 in Thailand by the Thai Royal Police. On August 2010, after months of legal judo and letters back and forth from the Secretary of State and Congress, one of the biggest players in the illegal arms trade was extradited to the United States of America to stand trial for conspiracy to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to kill American officers or employees, conspiring to acquire and use a...   [tags: Research Paper]
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The narrative of the Olive Boat - One object in the Palace Museum in Taipei classified as a “curio,” is a small light brown oblong object that upon closer inspection is a detailed boat complete with cargo and a crew carved from an olive stone. This boat provides insight into the interaction between artist and view as well as demonstrating some traits typical of Chinese art. First, the object itself provides a narrative of Chinese boast and offers insight into how this object was meant to be viewed. Second, the material of the object is unusual and suggests the skill and intellect of the artist as well as mirroring traditional Chinese thought about material....   [tags: object landscape, palace museum, chinese boast]
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Modern Piracy on Ocean Voyages - Are you concerned about pirate attacks on your ocean voyages. Although it may only seem like a good movie plot, the threat of piracy still exists. Nowadays, pirate incidents are often not covered in mainstream media. One researcher commented on the topic, saying that piracy has “…been romanticized in such films as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean” (Lunsford, “What Makes Piracy Work?”). Nevertheless, pirates have proved their aggressive behavior through history and their effects on society. Modern and past pirates share similarities and differences, and countries around the world are looking for ways to control the issue before it spreads....   [tags: somalia, pirates, sea violence]
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A Crime at Sea - For centuries, humans have committed the act of piracy whether they knew it or not. By stealing another fisherman’s goods, or just taking the lives of members at sea. But now and days the world relies on shipping as a main source for transportation. If any flaw or error is made during the shipping it affects people, business, and possibly you. Next time you order from around the world remember that the people who are on those ships with your goods may have to put their lives at risk of being captured or killed by Pirates of the sea....   [tags: vandalizing, stealing, fisherman, ship]
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War Profiteering and the Mismanagement of Tax Payer Dollars - The act of war is hardly cheap. In fact, as the years go by and technology progresses, each war becomes increasingly more expensive than the last. There are troops to train, house, and feed, as well as transportation to provide and weapons to manufacture. Many people fail to realize that the spending continues long after the war has ended in the form of stabilizing and reconstructing war-torn countries and care for veterans. A large amount of this money comes from United States taxpayers. While no one is particularly fond of paying taxes, most of us accept it as our duty and contribute without too much complaint....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Motorcycles, Scooters, or Cars- Which are Best? - Going Green with Chrome Every day we need some form of chrome to help us fulfill our everyday commute or daily routine, may it be four wheels or two. Going green is the way to go when it comes to our everyday commute or our runs around town. There are many advantages to both and disadvantages when it comes to two wheels or four. I believe it is all up to person and there needs to suit them. Nevertheless, I believe we need to move towards a greener two-wheel future. With all the inflation and pollution, we need to move towards a more green chrome future....   [tags: transportation, environment] 656 words
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Flags of Convenience: A Threat to Maritime - Introduction More than forty thousand merchant ships, and countless number of smaller coastal craft, ply world oceans which comprise nearly seventy percent of the earth’s surface. Each year approximately ten million containers of cargo, containing raw materials to finished goods are transported by seas. The ships are owned by different states, private companies or individuals and manned by mixture of seafarers from different countries, mixed together from various nationalities. These ships are perhaps the most autonomous entities on earth as rule of law allows frequent change of their allegiance or identity by choosing a flag to suit their requirement....   [tags: ship, state, maritime laws]
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Ocean Piracy: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean - What do Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and William Kidd have in common. You can find them all in the elusive occupation of piracy. Although it may only seem like a good movie plot, ocean pirates are threats that still exist today. One researcher states that piracy has “…been romanticized in such films as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean” (Lunsford, “What Makes Piracy Work?”). This research paper will describe the history of piracy and the differences in techniques used by past and present pirates. I will also discuss the reasons and effects of piracy along with the ways it is being controlled....   [tags: movie, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, William Kidd]
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Causes and Effects of Air Pollution - Historically, aviation is often regarded as one of the weakest sources of carbon emissions. When the Wright Brothers took to the skies for the first in time in 1903, he traveled 120 feet in a few seconds. They developed their own wing, propeller, and engine (nps.gov). Gasoline engines, though far from efficient, were also far from common. When the Wright Brothers designed their engine, their thoughts were not on the environment or the emissions of the engine, but rather the efficiency and weight....   [tags: carbon emission, aviation, combustion]
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Formal Recommendation To Purchase A New ATV - Summary This report shows how the maintenance department can increase work efficiency. The improvements will result from purchasing a new ATV. This report focuses on the aspects of purchasing a new ATV to reach the maintenance department’s goal. The evaluating criteria include: rack capacity, towing capacity, ground clearance, fuel capacity, and cost. To improve the work efficiency of the maintenance department, the 2000 Yamaha Grizzly should be purchased. INTRODUCTION This report recommends the purchase of a new four wheel drive ATV....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Slavery and the Jamaican Maroons - The introduction of black slaves in the western world was the beginning of a new culture, more economic wealth and prosperity for whites and for blacks a life of poverty, enslavement and oppression. The life and times of the Jamaican Maroons is a story of an indomitable foe, a people whose survival depends on their wit and tenacity, form a part of this terrible saga in the history of blacks in the New World and where we are today. The struggle of the Maroons of Jamaica against the British colonial authorities, their subsequent collaboration with and betrayal by them....   [tags: Jamaica, Africa] 1583 words
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Lynden Transport’s Inbound/Outbound Freight Solution - Introduction Today we are going to explain and possibly solve Lynden Transport’s problem of more inbound freight than out-bound. While our solution is not necessarily out-bound freight in the true sense, it is a way for the company to save money. This problem is not unique to Lynden Transport and with them possibly leading the way in the use of our solution, they can continue to be at the forefront of the transportation industry. Our solution is to use a collapsible twenty-foot equivalent unit to solve the problem of empty containers shipped back to the origination point....   [tags: Shipping]
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Somalia: A Country in Need - Many countries around the world know about the numerous issues Africa has been dealing with for years. However, only a few countries know what specific problems the African people of Somalia live through every day. The problems that occur in Somalia not only affect how the citizens live, but their mental and physical appearances. Somalia is a country located on the east coast of Africa, opening them up to major issues with piracy. Piracy causes chaos to Somalia and prevents the country from focusing on more important matters....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Is Maritime Transportation Losing Out Its Competitive Advantage Over Other Modes Of Transportation Like Air And Road Transportation? - Abstract A sophisticated and widespread transportation mode is absolutely essential for the efficient mobility of passengers and goods. This report first investigates the various economical, cost and environmental factors specific to maritime transportation. This investigation includes a comparative analysis between maritime, land and air transport. Lastly, the growing demand in marine transportation and the multitude reasons that make shipping one of the most globalized industries in terms of freight transportation is examined....   [tags: Transportation Case Analysis] 1283 words
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Exploration at the End of the Middle Ages - By the early 1400’s Europe reached a unique point in there Economy they had developed there economy to the highest Point possible for there time. The 1400’s ended the middle Ages and developed the age of exploration and discovery. The years of 500ad-1100ad is known as the early/ Low middle ages, during this period there economic heath Decreased 80%, from 1100ad-1400ad were the late/high Middle ages. The economic health increased due to the central Monarchy this was due to feudal states taking over other feudal States....   [tags: essays research papers] 698 words
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