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outrigger boat: how trade started

While for most civilizations the sea was still a foe, the people of the Pacifik area already created a web of trade connections crisscrossing the Pacific ocean. - Columbus crossed the ocean in 1492 A.D. - The Chinese developed high seas connections around 800 A.D. - The Pacific people developed a web of trade connections throuout the Pacific starting around 3.000 B.C. This connections run often along the coasts and further on to the highlands. Beside economic benefits, these trips created peacefull arrangements and increased very often the social standing of succesfull sailors.

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