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FC: You Wouldn't Want To Gather Spices From the Spice Islands
1: Yummy! How did spices change the world,what obstacles you encounter, and what spices you can look for?Why do we have to gather spices? We need them so we can explore new exotic places and get more coins! We need more cash! We also need them so we can pay our people more. Unfortunately,the route we are going to take is around the continent of Asia and following the footsteps of many other explorers. The Spice Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean in a cluster of islands south of Asia. I predict that our trip is going to be long and rough. We might run out of fresh food before we even get there! This is what we are going to go through, at least that’s what previous sailors said! Now, I am nervous about the trip! | Introduction | Yum! Spices!
2: How did spices change the world? How spices changed the world is very shocking. When you first hear about it from your fellow friends, you are surprised how big an impact it made. Well, because of spices, the Italian cities of Genoa and Venice became wealthy because because they were at the center of the spice trade with the East. Almost everyone had big enthusiasm for spices. Therefore, people sent out many explorers to mind this Spice Islands. Unfortunately, only some explorers got to the Spice Islands, but on the other hand, instead of finding the Spice Islands, they found other new lands and shipping routes. The want of spices lead to finding almost the whole globe!!! So generally, the want of spices was actually good! | How did spices change the world? | Cool! Spices
3: What obstacles are you going to encounter? Where are the spices you need? The trip to the Spice Islands is very long and dangerous, but you are ready to take the challenge . Some travelers tell you that you will encounter rough waters and big storms. The Spice Islands are a cluster of Pacific Islands that can be also called the Moluccas or Maluku Islands. You will hopefully not get lost on the way there, with this information you know! Hopefully,you will return back safely.You are going to have to meet lots of treacherous storms and obstacles!!!This is some feedback that previous sailors told you. | What obstacles are you going to encounter? Where are the spices you need?
4: What spices are you going to look for once you land on the Spice Islands?What are they like? You and the other travelers are supposed to look for a variety of spices once you land on the Spice Islands. The major ones are cloves, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, ginger and pepper corns. Pepper corns are little, black balls about the size of a seed. Cinnamon is some pieces of bark from a certain type of tree. Cloves look like sticks that have little balls on top. The others will tell you more about the rest of the spices. What you know about them right now is a lot about what you need to know! | What spices are you going to look for once you land on the Spice Islands? What do they look like? | Spicy Spices!
5: You might be surprised that spices changed the world, made sailors take big risks and encounter big obstacles and had many kinds for people to look for and get. Spices changed the world in many good ways and bad. It was good because it led to the exploration of new lands and shipping routes, but bad because many sailors died or almost died and got into wars to get some spices. Big obstacles were always met during the trip. When they got there, it was a relief. Many kinds of spices were there to fill their ships. Many got back and became rich. Now you know why you would and would not go and gather spices from the Spice Islands. | Conclusion | I Want Spices!