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  • Portugal - 484 Words
    Portugal- History of Exploration from 1480 AD - 1700 AD 1. Spain and Portugal--Unified but Declining: Spain was slowly being strangled to death by its own colonial empire abroad. Although Spain had amassed great wealth which resulted in a "golden age" for Spanish culture and the arts under Philip II (r. 1556-98), much of that fortune was squandered on luxuries, the ill-conceived Armada, and the purchase of prestige to the point that the Spanish economy began to deteriorate by 1600. The...
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  • History of Portugal - 677 Words
    Under King Emanuel, Portuguese power reached its height. From 1497 to 1499 Vasco da Gama made the first voyage to India following the route discovered by Dias, and inaugurated a lucrative trade in spices and other luxuries between Europe and South Asia. Led by Afonso de Albuquerque, the Portuguese occupied Goa, India, in 1510, Malacca (now Melaka, Malaysia) in 1511, the Moluccas (in present-day Indonesia) in 1512-14, and Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf in 1515. During the same period they...
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  • Culture of Portugal - 1622 Words
    Culture of Portugal The country of Portugal has many rich cultural facets in food, music and sports. Situated on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula that it shares with Spain, Portugal’s culture was shaped by the influences from the Latin, Visigoth and Muslim cultures. Many men in Portugal go into the Atlantic to catch fish while the women are homebound doing chores like house work or cleaning the fish. The men are the bread winners while the women are the housewives who take care of the...
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  • Lifestyle of Portugal - 4663 Words
    * Lifestyle of Portugal: The population of Portugal is around 10 million. Out of this number, only a third lives in a city. The rest live in the beautiful rural areas of this relatively undiscovered country. The Portuguese are a social group of people. It is very common to see them in groups eating, drinking or dancing. The family is very important in Portuguese culture. Despite their easy going mannerisms, formality rules when people are introduced. However once friendships are established,...
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  • Portugal and Uganda - 1810 Words
    Portugal and Uganda Portuguese Republic and Republic of Uganda are two extremely different countries when it comes to social and economic development. Portugal, located in Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, while Uganda is located in Africa and is a landlocked country. Portugal is considered a developed country with high living standards and advanced economic. According to the United Nations on Economics and Social Council, Uganda is slowly trying to develop, but is ranked amongst the least...
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  • Renova Case - Portugal - 1702 Words
    The Renova Case Team 5, Section C Bernardino Colonna, Rishi Shroff, Gianfranco Capobianco, Melissa Barnett &ShuLiYeh 1) Which are the key factors that consumers consider when purchasing toilet paper? The key factors considered by consumers when purchasing toilet paper are quality and price. In fact, the toilet paper industry in Western Europe is segmented based on these two key factors. In the Portuguese toilet paper market, 60% of customers find price the most important attribute when...
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  • Political Risk Analysis - Portugal
    | 2012 | | Clemens Hefner, Veronika Kucharzyk, Simona Pavlovic, Mira Strang & David Weitzl | Portugal [Political Risk Analysis] Index 1. General Facts……………………………………………………………………………….. 3 2. Political Criteria………………………………………………………………..................... 4 2.1 Political Balance of Power……………………………………………………….. 4 2.2 Political System & Political Stability………..……………………………………. 6 3. Domestic Economy………………………………………………………………………… 8 3.1...
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  • how did Portugal Got rich
    Every country has its own strategy in developing their economy. Some countries are lucky of their strategies and it leads to their success. Some are unlucky because they are not strategic and it causes poor economy. There are factors that contribute to the success of one country; these are natural factor, multinationals, debt, colonialism and many more. Portugal is an independent nation along the Atlantic Ocean at the southwestern edge of Europe, occupies about one-sixth Iberian...
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  • Portugal and Spain Colonization in the Americas: A Comparison
    Portugal and Spain both had colonies in the Americas. From the 1494 the Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Portugal, Portugal gained the eastern half of South America, Brazil. Economically, Spain’s colony was focused on mining as Portugal was more focused on the Agriculture ( from their lack of gold and silver) Also, while Spain had a heavier role in controlling their viceroyalties both socially and religiously because of the potential uproar of the highly civilized society, Portugal was...
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  • Case Study - Sustainable Tourism in Lagos, Portugal
    [pic] College of Commerce Catering and Tourism Sustainable Tourism Case study on the tourism related problems of Lagos, Portugal [pic] Rebecca Zug 19.11.2012 Table of Contents 1. Executive Summary 3 2. Findings 4 3. Discussion 5 4. Conclusion and Recommendations 8 5. Implementation 8 6. References 9 Case study: Lagos, Algarve, Portugal 1 1. Executive Summary The reason why I choose Lagos for this case...
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  • Vasco da Gama's Journey from Portugal to India
    Who is Vasco Da Gama? Vasco Da Gama was believed to be borned around 1460s in Sines, a Portuguese seaport on the Atlantic ocean. The Da Gamas were minor aristocrats, and Vasco’s father, Estevao Da Gama and his wife, Dona Isabel Sodre had five sons. Vasco was the third. Skills of Vasco Da Gama Gaspar Correia ,Sixteenth- Century historian, written that it was at Evora where he may have learned mathematics and navigation. It is evident that Gama knew astronomy well, and it is possible...
    1,199 Words | 4 Pages
  • The Reasons Why Portugal Rose to the Forefront During the Early Period of European Exploration
    As a small nation, Portugal may have seemed to be an unlikely leader in exploration and navigational science. The location of Portugal, really helped to develop it in its rise to the forefront. Surrounded to the east and north by Spain and having no outlets on the Mediterranean, Portugal was forced to use the Atlantic Ocean as its main source of travel. The Portuguese were aware that the Arab caravans were crossing the Sahara to bring gold, slaves, and ivory from Africa to Europe. There was...
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  • Spain Vs. Portugal: Which Colonial System Was More Effective?
    Spain vs. Portugal: Which Colonial System Was More Effective? Spain and Portugal can be considered two of the greatest colonial powers in history, each having ruled their respective empires for more than three centuries. These imperial powers owed their accomplishments to different concepts of organization and ultimately the Spanish method was more successful. The Spanish administrative system was well organized, making land grants and getting labor more efficient. The Portuguese system, on the...
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  • Public Private Partnerships Vasco da Gama Bridge in Portugal
     PUBLIC PRIVATA PARTNERSHIPS AND REGULATORY STRATEGIES COURSE (MP525) LECTURER: DR. SHANMUGASUNDARAM SUBRAMANIAN WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT PPP of Vasco da Gama Bridge in Portugal Table of Contents Topic PPP of Vasco da Gama Bridge in Portugal Introduction Introduction to the Public Private Partnership concept Need for the Public Service To solve the congestion problem on Lisbon’s other bridge (25 de Abril Bridge), and to join previously unconnected motorways...
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  • Analysis of the Factors for Success and Subsequent Decline of Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands on the World Trade Arena in 1500-1650
    Analysis of the factors for success and subsequent decline of Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands on the world trade arena in 1500-1650 1. Introduction The period of 1500-1650 had a crucial impact on the world trade, thus influencing the global economic and political balance. Though the volumes of intra-continental trade in the first half of 16th century were much higher than those of spice and slave movement between the continents, it is obvious that the emergence of the global trade was an...
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  • Age of Exploration Essay 4
    The Age of Exploration was a period from the early 1400s and continuing into the early 1600s, during which European ships traveled around the world to search for new trade routes to feed growing capitalism in Europe. The most commonly sought after new trade route was to the Spice Islands, which are now the Indonesian archipelago, in southern Asia. Spices were originally brought to Western Europe by land routes, but because of a lack cargo space and extremely long travel times the prices were...
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  • Revolts - 304 Words
    MAP DISTORTION: Treaty of Tordesillas (1494)  A treaty between Spain and Portugal to divide up all the land of the earth outside of Europe (nonChristian land) Treaty led by Pope Alexander VI   Preceded by Inter Caetera Papal Bull, issued on May 4, 1493. He drew imaginary line and gave Spain the land to the west Cape Verde Islands and Portugal the land to the east of it.  – all lands discovered west of a meridian 100 leagues (one league is 3 miles or 4.8 km) west of the...
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  • About English Ultimatum 1890 - Teixeira
     Important things about Portugal that a Briton should know - preferably before arriving. Nuno Severiano Teixeira - Ultimatum Ingles 1990 https://www.google.pt/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fanalisesocial.ics.ul.pt%2Fdocumentos%2F1223027734K4zTZ2wh1Lu94TC4.pdf&ei=ZLLOUuqhBaKQ0AXK0IH4Bg&usg=AFQjCNFdoWO3uAXFCr9xLDWlpwMx-oH2XQ&bvm=bv.59026428,d.d2k. Before / if coming here it would be useful if a Brit had an understanding of basic...
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  • Antonio Salazar Research Paper
    Antonio Salazar: Did his leadership lead to the development of Portugal or did it lead to a state of poverty and need? History is the study of the past, but more often then not it appears to be the study of opinions rather than facts. Historians paint a picture of the past, but what they incorporate, what they forget, how they do it and why is a question we all must wonder before we willingly accept the history they present. One’s background can have an effect on who they become. The...
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  • lusitanian-hispanic rivelry in Maritime Discoveries
    This rivalry was vigorous in maritime navigation and Cartography. This rivalry was responsible for the dichotomy of (Lusitania) versus the rest of South America speaking Spanish (Hispanic). Both Lusitania (Portugal) & Spain were under one crown. After they split up as 2 countries fuelling this rivalry, both countries claimed the whole of South America as colonial possession. Pope has to intervene to stop any Christian blood from spilling. He drew a N-S (vertical) line on the map of continent,...
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  • Vasco Da Gama - 603 Words
    Second voyage Main article: 4th Portuguese India Armada (Gama, 1502) Malabar Coast of India, c.1500, showing the path of Vasco da Gama's 4th India Armada in 1502. The follow-up expedition, the Second India Armada launched in 1500, was placed under the command Pedro Álvares Cabral, with the mission of making a treaty with the Zamorin of Calicut and setting up a Portuguese factory in the city. However, Cabral entered into a conflict with the local Arab merchant guilds, with the result...
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  • European expansion in the 15th and 16th centuries
    European expansion in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries were led by the three main motives of God, glory, and gold. Books such as "Travels of John Mandeville" and "Travels" by Marco Polo inspired explorers in the centuries to come. The explorations were all made possible by the growth of centralized monarchies during the Renaissance. In the mid-fifteenth century, technology and wealth were at high and the Atlantic Nations of Europe were able to blossom and explore beyond Europe. Portugal...
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  • Portugese and Spanish Slave Trade
    How did European nations of Spain and Portugal transform themselves from relatively poor nations to wealthy nations between 1400 and 1600? Be sure to give specific historical information to support your thesis. The Europeans nations of Spain and Portugal transformed themselves from relatively poor nations to wealthy nations between 1400 and 1600 was mainly through their various expeditions. The first documented source was the voyages in which Prince Henry would oversee and brought him the...
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  • Colonization Assignment - 265 Words
    Spanish: • The first boatload of African Slaves were brought by the Spanish in 1518 • The Spanish economy was based on exploitation on both of land and Indian labor. • The encomienda system by which Spaniards were given title to American land and ownership of the villages. • Major Spanish explores: Christopher Columbus, Hernan Cortez and Francisco Pizarro. • First Spanish Conquest: The Aztecs (Fernado Cortez vs. Montezuma II) • The Incas: (Francisco Pizarro vs. Atahualpa) • The...
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  • The Lusiads as a Travel Narrative - 2718 Words
    The Lusiads is an epic poem written by Luiz Vaz de Camoes written in the 16th century, first published in 1572. Thus, it is considered to be a Renaissance text. This essay will discuss the role of exploration during the Renaissance and how this affected the written pieces of the time by considering The Lusiads. The significance of travel and setting in this text will be discussed. Furthermore, the focus will move to how travel and the setting relates to nationalism and imperialism of the time....
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  • Memories on Wheels - 1396 Words
    “Memories on Wheels” Pamela Zinno Table of Contents Introduction 3 The Begin 3 The Fifties 5 40 Years Later 7 Introduction Despite a gap of 45 years, starts the passion for the “machines” went from dream to reality, returning in 2005 to Boavista and Circunvalação, which receives every two years, various classes of racing cars. The summer of eight years ago was marked with the words of Rui Rio (Mayor of Porto): “we face the rebirth of a great international brand of...
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  • swag - 794 Words
    P 333-441 1. What drove European involvement in the world of Asian commerce? Motivation: the desire for tropical spices—cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, cloves, and pepper Ability: Europe’s growing population after the Black Death was over—population was being taxed more effectively to build military and forces equipped with gunpowder Growth of Cities—were becoming centers of international commerce, giving birth to a more capitalist economy based on market exchange, private ownership, and the...
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  • Colonialism: the Portuguese in Macau
    The expansion of the Portuguese Overseas Empire to include Macau is an example of colonialism. The colony of Macau is of particular interest as it was Europe’s first presence in East Asia and the last colony to leave the region. Portuguese colonization of Macau was slow. The first contact was in 1513 when Jorge Alvares and his crew anchored on the Pearl River Delta and claimed the land for Manuel I (Russel-Wood, 1998). Initially, the Portuguese established a trading port, once they were given...
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  • “Tears of Saudade; An Exploration of Melancholy and Nostalgia Viewed Through Foreign Eyes
    “Tears of Saudade; An Exploration of Melancholy and Nostalgia Viewed Through Foreign Eyes An Essay Since the inception of the spoken word, language has been used as an expression of emotion. Countless words and phrases have been dedicated to such ethereal concepts as “Joy”, “Sadness”, “Anger” and “Love”, and the emotional spectrum of language is a vast, complex quagmire of connotations and meaning. Further confusing matters is the presence of “Untranslatable” words; words without...
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  • The Encounter - 658 Words
    Looking back today we see that the way that Europeans went about colonization was wrong and corrupt but in their eyes, along with the eyes of their fellow conquerors, they assumed the right to conquer and colonize through whatever means necessary. The colonization techniques in North America didn’t differ from those in Latin America. Each individual country felt endowed and felt an obligation to colonize and spread their culture and their ways. The encounter involved a variety of natives....
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  • Ap Euro - 286 Words
    Analyze the changes in the European economy from about 1450 to 1700 brought about by the voyages of exploration and colonization. European economy had several changes after the age of discovery. In Spain, there was an inflation of the price, which declined its economy. In Netherlands, they established West and East Indies Company, which improved Netherlands' economy. In Portugal, the economy improved because of flow of gold into the Portugal. Spanish explorer found gold mines in Zactecas...
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  • Go opti - 5257 Words
    Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................ 2 ROUTES ............................................................................................................................................... 3 CULTURAL ROUTE...
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  • The Development of Swahili - 351 Words
    3. What did the development of Swahili demonstrate about the nature and workings of the Indian Ocean economy in early-modern times? The development and evolution of the Swahili language was significant in the respect that it is an example of the changes that were necessary for the Indian Ocean economy to survive. The coastal areas of East Africa saw influence from several fronts, notably Portuguese, Arabic and Persian influence especially in terms of the development of the Swahili language....
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  • The Visible Differences of Dictatorships in the Iconic Forms of Representation of Fransisco Franco and Antonio Oliveira de Salazar
    “The differences in both dictatorships were visible in the forms of propaganda and public profile of the dictators. Compare and contrast the iconic forms of representation of Francisco Franco AND Antonio de Oliveira Salazar.” This essay considers the question above by addressing the notion of “dictatorship” and its representation through iconography. We look at the definitions of “propaganda” and “iconic” and the context of the two dictators themselves, and then compare the techniques and...
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  • Portuguese legacy for Brazil - 2496 Words
    CULTURAL ASPECTS OF BRAZILIAN SOCIETY THE PORTUGUESE LEGACY FOR BRAZIL SÃO PAULO SEPTEMBER 2014 Brazil was colonized by Portugal for almost 300 years. For some people, the Portuguese colonization can be explained more as a process of sources exploration, imposition of religious culture and others numerous reasons for the Brazilian delay with respect to its economic and even political development, usually remembered as The Cursed Legacy (A Herança Maldita in portuguese). For others,...
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  • Vasco Da Gama - 2322 Words
    Vasco da Gama Vasco da Gama (1460 or 1469 – 24 December 1524), 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. He is one of the most famous and celebrated explorers from the Discovery Ages, being the first European to reach India through sea. This discovery was very significant and paved the way for the Portuguese to establish a long lasting colonial empire in...
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  • Madeira: Disaster Blamed on Chaotic Urban Planning
    Luis Rodrigues October 21, 2011 Period E Madeira: Disaster Blamed on Chaotic Urban Planning In this article Portuguese environmentalists are now blaming the flash floods and mudslides that claimed at least 42 lives in February of 2010 on problematic urban flooding. One of the most awful natural disasters to occur in the history of this small mountainous Portuguese archipelago, which lies approximately 323 miles off the coast of Morocco in North Africa, caused ferocious rivers of brown mud...
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  • Explorers - 2972 Words
    Eric the Red Erik Thorvaldsson, known as Erik the Red, is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition indicates that he was born in the Jaeren district of Rogaland, Norway, as the son of Dorvald Asvaldsson, he therefore aslo appears, patronymically, as Erick Thorvaldsson. The appellation “the Red” most likely refers to his hair color and the color of his beard. Leif Ericson, the famous Icelandic...
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  • Cultural Identity - 3988 Words
    Ana Cristina Gil PhD in Portuguese Culture Department of Modern Languages and Literature University of the Azores Portugal anagil@uac.pt Cultural Identity and Globalization This essay intends to explore the connection between two major concepts: identity and globalization. My perspective is fundamentally cultural, therefore I chose to acknowledge the role of art, namely literature, in the, most of the times, uneasy balance between national, regional, cultural identity and the inevitable...
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  • Silence by Shusako Endo - 1431 Words
     Cowley Paper #1 During the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth century the primary driving force for all cultures can be summed up by one simple word, and that word is greed. Many of the countries that had power at the time were greedy savages and all they wanted was more land and power. Countries that were powerful at the time were Spain, Portugal, Japan, and others. Also in the countries the governing body of them had their way or the highway they did not care what had to be done or...
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  • caribbean history - 315 Words
    Columbus planned to arrive In the east by sailing westward across the Atlantic. This journey was the logical outcome of Spain and Portugal colonization of Atlantic islands and of their African expeditions. In this respect Columbus was just another European voyager caught up in the discovery mania. This had taken over maritime life in Spain and Portugal in the 15th century. In fact., although Columbus came before vasco da gama, da gama's activities and plans seemed. More practical and more...
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  • World History Multiple Choice Test
    Chapter 19 Early Latin America Multiple Choice 1. Which of the following was a NOT characteristic of Iberian society? a. b. Absence of slaveholding traditions c. Emphasis on nobility d. Emphasis on patriarchal ideals e. 2. Heavy urbanization Patriarchal families How was the commercial experience of the Portuguese extended to the Americas? a. b. The Portuguese were responsible for the use of galleys in the Atlantic passage c. The Portuguese...
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  • The Captaincy System: Differences Between Portuguese Rule and Local Authority in Colonial Brazil
    The Captaincy System: differences between Portuguese rule and local authority in Colonial Brazil The discovery of Brazil came about in the first half of 1500, when a Portuguese commander named Pedro Álvares Cabral landed on a beach in what is now the state of Bahia. King Manuel of Portugal had commissioned an ocean fleet larger than any of its predecessors, able to carry over a thousand people, and had then offered Cabral the caravels so he could set off with an experienced crew and head to...
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  • Rifleman Dodd - 516 Words
    Rifleman Dodd is about a green-coated British infantry rifleman in the Napoleonic Wars, an age when rifles were a novelty and most of the army was red-coated and carried muskets. Private Matthew Dodd gets separated from his regiment during a retreat and finds himself stranded behind enemy (French) lines in Portugal. With the occasional aid of some natives, but mostly on his own, he harasses the French with his rifle and tries to prevent them from building a bridge across the Tagus River. It's a...
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  • World History - 1358 Words
    AP World History Rachel Mahadeo Mini-Essay Due: February 2, 2012 King Afonso I was king of Kongo during the 1520s. Qianlong was emperor of China during the Qing dynasty, during the 1790s. In the kingdom of Kongo, there were many Portuguese merchants whom had established close political and diplomatic relations with the king. These relations brought much wealth and recognition to Kongo, but it also brought problems that led to its inevitable destruction. Portuguese...
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  • The Oceanic Voyages of Spanish and Portuguese Explorers and Their Impacts on the World
    Imagine if no one had dared to step out of his home or comfort zone and seek for new things that he had not encountered before, he could not have shared his knowledge and traded his resources to other people in the society. Then, the society as a whole would not have been as progressive and developed as it has because people could not have benefited from others’ goods and accomplishments. Trading goods has played an important role in shaping our society today, and according to the Principles of...
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  • Prince Henry the Navigator - 292 Words
    Prince Henry the Navigator Prince Henry the Navigator Prince Henry the Navigator was born 1394 and died 1460. Even know he died doesn't mean I can’t refresh your memory about him. Prince Henry was a Portuguese royal prince, solider, and patron of explores. Henry sent many sailing expeditions. Prince Henry father is of King John I of Portugal and his English wife, Philippa of Lancaster. When he was...
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  • The age of exploration vocabulary - 732 Words
     VOCABULARY 1. Triangular Trade – it connected Europe, Africa, and Asia, and the American continents. Europe sent goods to Africa, Africa sent slaves to America, and America sent stuff to Europe. 2. Middle Passage - the journey of slaves from Africa to the Americas. 3. Depopulation - the condition of having reduced numbers of inhabitants (or no inhabitants at all). 4. Corruption –fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. 5. Lament – a depressed,...
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  • European Exploration - 2179 Words
    Chapter 3: European Exploration and Colonization Trade Route to Asia in the 1400s European Trade With Asia Traders - people who get wealth by buying items from a group of people at a low price and selling those things to other people at higher prices. European countries use trade to gain wealth The stronger countries in Europe in the 1400s and 1500s England, Spain, France and Portugal. Kings and queens wanted to gain wealth - to build larger armies and navies to dominate other...
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  • Book Report for Rifleman Dodd
    1 BOOK REPORT Name: Smith, Stephen Grade: LCpl Date: Section: . Book Title: Rifleman Dodd Author: C.S. Forester Why I chose this book: Originally this book was given to me by on of my combat instructors in Marine Combat Training(MCT). I wanted to read it but soon found it impossible due to certain time constraints. I lost the book during the transition from M.O.S. school to my current residence. Just recently, I obtained another copy of this book from a...
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  • jhhjh - 2247 Words
    CHAPTER 19: Early Latin America Dilektos is required for Chapter 19. KEY TERMS Write a detailed and complete definition of the following terms (what does it mean and why is it significant?), or identify and explain the significance of the individuals (what did they do and why are they significant?). DO NOT COPY your answers from the textbook. Your answers must be in your own words. Your answers should be a minimum of three (3) complete sentences. [*] represents information you need to...
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  • Portuguese Culture - 2559 Words
    Overview Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa), is a country located in south-western Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. (Jenkins 1996) The capital of Portugal is Lisbon. Portugal claims to be the oldest European nation-state. (Jenkins 1996) Portugal is a developed country and it has the world's 19th-highest...
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  • East Timor Assignment - 831 Words
    Term 4 Economics Essay –Jack Stickley East Timor is a country surrounded by a picturesque and untouched landscape that has inhabited people for centuries. In today’s society however, East Timor has been economically left behind in comparison to other western world super powers. As the country attempts to rebuild its national identity following their separation from the Indonesia regime, certain obstacles threaten to stop their progress to become a developed nation. Least Developed Countries...
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  • Case Study Finance - 1270 Words
    NOVA School of Business and Economics Corporate Finance, 2nd Semester 2012/2013 Case Study TOSCO is a company listed in the Portuguese Stock Exchange operating a supermarket chain established in Portugal for many years. The market for traditional food retailers is saturated, and there is no room for growth under the same business model. TOSCO’s shareholders have been pressuring the management to pursue new opportunities in order to increase the value of their shares. The...
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  • Presuasive word phrases - 387 Words
    Persuasive Words and Phrases I am writing to... I am speaking to you today because... I have heard a rumor that... This needs to be dealt with We can do without this... It will ruin our quality of life. How unfair! No-one but a complete idiot will believe that... Now... Surely... Obviously... Of course... We can solve this by... Try to use some of these words and phrases in your writing. Local people feel that... I believe that... This will mean that... This will...
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  • APWH Chapter 16 Study Guide
     Chapter 16 Study Guide 1. After 1450 the West controlled a growing volume of international trade. 2. The initiative for Western exploration and conquest came from the kingdom of Portugal. 3. Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and eventually sailed to India. 4. The first Portuguese fleet to reach India sailed there in 1498. 5. The Portuguese trading port and fortress established in India was Goa. 6. Why did the initiative in early conquest and exploration pass to northern...
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  • Discuss the reasons for European overseas exploration and enterprise in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Why did they take place when and where they did?
    In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Spanish and Portuguese would begin a wave of European overseas expansion that would shape the modern world. This expansion was aimed toward the Western Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean instead of towards the East as most European expansion had been in the past. There were numerous reasons for this expansion and for when it took place. The initial reason was that the economy in Western Europe at the end of the fifteenth century was doing well....
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  • The Black plague paper - 1416 Words
    AP European History HANDOUT Explorers Networking Assignment Name of Explorer: Bartolomeo Diaz Date (s) of Exploration: August 1487 - December 1488 Nation of Representation: Portugal Discovery: -set out to find a way around the southern tip of Africa (also to establish a friendly relationship with the country of Prester John, a Christian African king) -followed previous route from Diogo Cao to Cape Cross -continued along coast, reached Kwaaihoek (today known as Eastern Cape...
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  • Centaur - 744 Words
    1-2)Title, author and time period of the setting. Briefly about author. Centaur Time period – early 20th century (p33 line 7, “…helicopters”, page 31 second line from the bottom “..carrying rifles”) José de Sousa Saramago, was born on 16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010 was a Portuguese novelist, poet, playwright, journalist and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. Awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, more than two million copies of Saramago's books have been sold in Portugal...
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  • Bartolomeu Dias Biography - 1385 Words
    bartolomeu dias Early Life Why on earth would a person sail around the southernmost tip of Africa without modern sailing technology such as GPS? Bartolomeu Dias was such a person to accomplish his great voyage around the Cape of Good Hope. He was born in Portugal around 1450 and was a Portuguese navigator and explorer and was known as the first European who sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa and reached the Cape of Good Hope. Bartolomeu Dias’ achievement had ultimately led to...
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  • what factors facilitated European maritime exploration in the 15th century
    Marlon Constance Reg no. 2013070012 West Indian History HIST147-SOUTH-LG Professor-Lisa Gonzales 1) From your knowledge of history, what factors facilitated European maritime exploration in the 15th century? (what / who gave them the tools they needed) The fifteenth century saw an upsurge in maritime exploration in Europe which was led by the Portuguese. Several factors contributed to this, and I am now going to take an in depth look at these factors Firstly the Portuguese had a...
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  • The Spanish and Portugese Motivations - 436 Words
    The Spanish and Portuguese motivation for exploration during the maritime revolution from 1400 to 1550 was to expand Christianity and gain new markets and territory, however, differ in Portugal wanted new resources and Spain wanted to make contact with East Asia and lands for further exploration. Both the Portuguese and the Spanish each wanted to acquire new land and establish new trading routes as well as shorter routes leading to the Indian Ocean and Asia. Both of the motivations followed...
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