A Business Proposal. New World Expeditions. Christopher Columbus. Mission Statement. “As Admiral of the expedition fleet, I pledge to channel our top resources in order to realize a single goal: Mastery of world trade. ” Christopher Columbus. All Other 28%. Portugal 22%. England 32%.
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New World Expeditions
“As Admiral of the expedition fleet, I pledge to channel our top resources in order to realize a single goal: Mastery of world trade.”
Spanish trade less than one fifth of European total!
A new route to the Indies will bring:
Current routes east and southeast are long, dangerous journeys to Cathay and the Indies
New route westward is shorter, safer, and unexploited by the English and Portuguese
Captain, Santa Maria
J. de la Cosa
S.R. de Gama
Sail to Indies
Pick up gold
Sail back to Spain
Potential Problems Solutions
Navigational DangersNew, more precise navigational aids
PiratesTrained military will accompany ships
(In thousands of ducats)
- A royal charter for ship supplies
- Royal contracts
(In millions of ducats)