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    The Geography Of Portugal

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    Portugal is one of Europe's oldest nations and has set up its current continental frontier since 1297. Portugal is perfectly placed between the Atlantic Ocean and Spain, on the Iberian Peninsula's west side. Its proximity to the Atlantic coastline if the main reason Portugal became a sea-going country that lead to great adventures and discoveries over the centuries. Portugal's sunny climate and geographical features have attracted many visitors, who will find many up-to-date tourist features along with quaint accommodations with a personal touch. The Azores islands in the Atlantic are also known as Paradise of the Atlantic and the Madeira islands as the Pearl of the Atlantic. Every archipelago comes with its own cultural and unique traditions that are timeless. Lisbon The enchanting capital Lisbon runs along the Tagus banks. Various cultures have impacted the historic city over time and still maintain a village feel. A walk through Baxia's district Pombaline grid streets leads to the Tagus in Praça do Comércio, medieval…

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    The Portugal Golden Age

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    Spain and Portugal. According to Robert Edgar, Neil Hackett, George Jewsbury, Barbara Molony and Matthew Gordon the power of Portugal and Spain did not last long because “Portugal lacked the manpower and resources required by an empire spread over three continents. Spain wasted its new wealth in waging continuous wars while neglecting to develop its own economy”. There are three main points that we have to cover in this paper to explain the Portuguese Golden Age as well as the Spain Golden age.…

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    Portugal

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    Kingdom of Kongo’s ruler, King Afonso I, addressed the King of Portugal in a series of letters where he expressed his concerns about their interconnected trading system; in which merchandise and slaves were exchanged between both states. Portugal noticed the naivety of the Kongo’s leader so they continued to depopulate their land which led to The Kingdom of Kongo’s gradual decline. The Kingdom of Kongo was once thriving at a rapid pace. The population was growing, new crops from…

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    SLIDE 2: The first relationship between Portugal and Japan started in 1543. The first explorers were Portuguese traders António Mota, Francisco Zeimoto and António Peixoto. When the Portuguese explorers arrived they landed in the southern archipelago of Japan. They were the first Europeans to discover Japan and established a relationship and trade with it. This was called the Nanban trade. The Portuguese and Japanese relationship and trade found the port of Nagasaki in 1571, through the deal of…

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    Sons of Portugal Scholarship Essay It all began when the first words that came out of my mouth were unfamiliar to the common American. My father, mother, and brother arrived to America to begin their new life in 1992. They came to provide their children with endless opportunities. In 1998, I was born and my family's Portuguese culture was not thrown into the United States melting pot. Due to my parents limitation on English, Portuguese was my first language. It caused me to lack guidance in my…

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    valuables for their own personal gain as by having more spices and other goods, the nations would gain economically thus making them much more powerful thus increasing their national pride. Personal gain was a massive motivation for the early voyages of exploration as the individuals who would go out to explore would be granted wealth and glory as well as the nations which would experience wealth and power which would fuel their national pride as a result of exploration. Furthermore, it is…

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    one of the determining factors of the Portuguese dominance because no other country had a navy or defense system. The disadvantage of battle resources contributed to Portugal’s success in dominating the Indian Ocean. The Portuguese wanted to stop trade to certain groups of people to prevent them acquiring spices to gain more power. For example, the Portuguese planned to disrupt regular trade routes by conquering geographically crucial areas: “we would close the Straits so that never again would…

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    Beginning during the initial colonization of Brazil, through the Age of Imperialism when the fight for independence from Portugal began, Brazil has had a very colorful and significant history. While development in Brazil’s economy was slow to start, when valuable resources were discovered in Brazil the empire of industrialization began and lasted throughout the 21st century. Today, Brazil has one of the top ten largest economies worldwide. Brazil has been known to be an agrarian country, but…

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    They were baptized in hopes to strengthen their relationships with the Portuguese. Their fluency in the language also aided in planning tactics directly with the people in power in Portugal. Nzinga was able to negotiate with the Portuguese and when the Portuguese did not follow through, she had to fight for her people. Unlike Nzinga, king Afonso negotiated slavery in a different way with the Portuguese, as he allowed them to take slaves that were captured by his kingdom. After doing so, both…

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    As a result of new contacts among Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas, social and economic transformations occurred in the Atlantic world from 1492 to 1750. Many social changes occurred in these regions as a result of new contacts. Economic changes had great effects on West Europe, Africa, and the Americas during the time period, 1492-1750. The social and economic transformations that occurred were created by the initiation of European expeditions by Spain and Portugal. In the early 15th…

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