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Which of the following factors contributed to the discovery of new trade routes to India and East Indies?
1.Capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks
2.Zeal to spread Christianity
3.Renaissance in Europe
4.Weak rulers of India
Select the correct answer from the following options:
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
1,2 and 3 only
Statement 1 is correct : In 1453 Ottoman Turks captured Constantinople( Present Istanbul) ,now land routes between Europe and India were not safe .thats why European countries tried to discover alternate route to India and East Indies.
Statement 2 is also correct : One of the cause of discovery of new route and new territories was to spread of Christianity , Portuguese were the champion of this cause.
statement 3 is also correct :
The Renaissance had fostered a spirit of inquiry that had revolutionized geographical ideas. Though the church had supported the theory that the earth is flat, scholars established the fact that the earth is round. This new idea was highly useful for the geographical explorations.
staement 4 is incorrect: When Vasco -d- Gama reached India in 1498 , Delhi was being ruled by Lodhi dynasty .and Lodhis were not weak .
Note:Portuguese were intolerant in religious matters.
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