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By Vincent Chen

The 17th century was once a momentous epoch. whereas western ecu nations have been busy increasing westward and eastward, Russia, quietly crossed the Ural Mountains, absorbed Siberia and reached so far as Alaska. Russia didn't extend towards the East with­ out competition from the western ecu nations. within the final half the 16th century, encouraged through the "gorgeous East," the Dutch and the English made many efforts to discover a northern passage to China l to achieve gold, gemstones, silks, pearls and spices. They tried to arrive China by means of land routes yet have been hindered by way of continuous wars among the Kazaks and Mongol tribes, as is indicated in a letter written by means of an 2 English visitor, Jenkinson, in 1559. additionally they tried to arrive China when it comes to the Northern Ocean, however the Arctic climate foiled all of those efforts. The English was hoping to discover the way to China in addition to to India through the Ob River. They knew of the Ob as early as 1555, and the following yr Stephen Burrough was once despatched to discover it. He reached the Kara Strait yet ice avoided him from passing via it. In 1580 Arthur puppy and Charles Jackman left England with ships looking for a northeast passage. puppy went during the Kara Strait. Jackman him in 1581, encountering a lot ice. ultimately Pet's day trip succeeded in returning westward back throughout the Kara Strait, yet Jackman and his males have been by no means heard from again.

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