By: Ryan Dalla Valle
King Henry III, this is why you should send me, the Polish explorer, to explore the New World over all the other explorers...
If you fund my expedition, I will head west in search of a water route to Asia, gold, and many types of furs, including the fur of a beaver. You will need these resources to gain a political and economic advantage over other countries. Funding would include full supplies, 200 men, and four ships. In return, you receive half of whatever I discover. I will find a suitable place to start a colony and try to make peace with the natives and other competing countries such as England and Spain. In addition, I will engage in trade for your benefit. Other explorers are looking for lumber, gold, furs, and a water route to Asia. I will get you these items and more.
Dangers such as storms can be overcome by watertight compartments below the ship to keep it afloat. I will overcome food and water shortages by bringing fishing supplies and a water filter. Hunting gear is also necessary for survival on land.
My plan "B" is finding other valuable metals such as diamonds and catching oysters to see if there pearls in them. I should be able to find lumber to send back to help build houses and blocks of stone for the bases. In the event of not being able to return, I will have a stockpile waiting for you whenever a new ship comes.
If you want gold, furs, and Asian spices, then fund my expedition. The resources from my expedition will give you superiority over competing countries, and your name will remembered throughout history.
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