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Christopher Columbus reached North America in 1492 and came back to Spain to report his discovery and so alerted Europe to the New World and began a fury of voyages of exploration and the founding of settlements by Spain , Portugal, the Netherlands, France and England. Viking ships had reached North America before Columbus but this information was not known in Europe outside of Scandinavia.

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