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07-13-2011, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Not entirely sure what you are talking about, but the Vikings didn't really "conquer" Canada. Came over, hung out shortly, and went home. That settlement was, however, where the first European baby was born in North America, however (assuming I remember the story correctly). Which is kind of cool.
the difficulty with sailing was pretty much a european problem. the dhow was floating all over the place. i have the creeping suspicion that lief's expedistion was more then a temporary expedition but also a techonlogogical experiment that faded.

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