During the Middle Ages Asia was a mix of complex and simple civilizations. Advanced civilizations were intermixed with tribes of nomads who lived, for the most part, off the land around them. These nomads presented a great threat to the security of the more advanced nations. From time to time, the nomads rose up armies to attack and attempt to conquer the more civilized nations for their own gain. At times they were successful in these efforts.
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in 1587 Virginia Dare was born. She was the first European baby to be born in the new world.