Castile Vs. Aragon

Castile was located in the center of the northern half of Spain. However, it was landlocked and basically isolated providing little contact with anyone outside of Spain. However, Aragon had direct contact with the Mediterranean world. Containing vital port cities such as Barcelona and Valencia, extensive oversease trading connected Aragon with contries such as Italy, France, Greece, and North Africa. This exposed Ferdinand to a variety of different cultures. Later in life, he would have a love for international affairs due to this contact with people from different countries.