Sorting by region, timelining important events
US and Canada
Columbus arrives in North America while trying to get to India, spawned European imitators
Mexico, LA, and South America
Northern part of Africa, not Egypt
Through Sahara, to coast
Bordering Indian ocean + Madagascar
"Land of the 'Stans"
Builds trading posts at Calicut
Seizes control of Indian Ocean ports, not powerful enough to enforce, lost control of IO trade
China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, Koreas
Philippines, Malaysia, etc.
No organized government, little native resistance
VOC monopolizes spices in Indonesia, controlled Java. Very prosperous.
Spanish forced Christianity on Filipinos
Australia, NZ, Pacific Islands (Hawaii)
Charts Australia, Hawaii, NZ, and Polynesia
Magellan dies mid-voyage, first circumnavigation
Gov supported, but private companies
Gov. Supported, but private company
Russian expand to Pacific Ocean, change native Siberians from pastoralists/hunters to agriculture. Lured towards Siberian furs
Vitus Bering discovers Bering straight, NW passage