Faith and Reform; Global Connections and Exploitation

1.)The printing press and certain German princes are said to have helped Luther’s new movement to succeed at getting established.  Explain and describe this, as radical reform attempts had failed in previous centuries.  Suggest what lessons we should glean from this in evaluating modern “radical” movements–whether social, political, or religious. 

2)  Explain at least two possible reasons for the differences between the results of exploration and trade by the Chinese and by the European states. Consider the reach of the Chinese Treasure Fleet and the global empires that Spain and Portugal established. The connections and cultural learning of China’s fleet sound exciting; explain the possible motives for ending these voyages, and discuss any lessons you see for modern world leaders.     

Both answers are 125 words or more and references in APA format.

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