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    The Portuguese Empire also known as the Portuguese Overseas was the first global empire in history. It was also one of the longest lived European Colonial Empires, spanning almost six centuries. As a small nation, Portugal may have appeared to be an unlikely leader in exploration and navigational science. Its geographical position, however, helped to shape its course. Even though Portugal was a very small country, it did have much effect on the Indian trade routes. Surrounded to the east and north by Spain and having no outlets on the Mediterranean, Portugal was compelled to regard the Atlantic Ocean as its main medium of travel. They were a very powerful country, and at one point controlled much of the trade routes. Despite the size that had…

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    32. What do you think Landes means by Portugal’s “leap beyond sense and sensibility”? (Or their “unreasonable initiative”?) Portugal was a small country that exported goods across its many islands. After some time passed, the country decided to turn it’s trading harbors and islands into the Portuguese empire. They did not have the means or manpower to run the empire but were persistent in their choice. 33. What does Landes mean, that the Portuguese “religious commitment entailed a serious…

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    According to King Afonso, the many benefits that came from the Portuguese presence became overshadowed as the people and the economy began to suffer. The west brought over many diseases that reached Afonso’s people. In order to fix the problem, he wrote a letters to the king of Portugal. In one of his many letters, he asked for proper medication to treat the illnesses. But the diseases brought many to believe that God was not helpful or necessary to their health. Once being cured with other…

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    Such inquiries demonstrate the separate complexities of the mind and the heart, but very rarely put the two together. However, in Lila Ellen Gray’s article Memories of Empire, Mythologies of the Soul: Fado Performance and the Shaping of Saudade, she challenges this idea as she describes both the mind and the soul of the Portuguese people becoming collective unit within their music. By describing the history of fado and the development…

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    This included requiring communities to send groups of laborers for public works projects. Although a wage was paid for the work done, abuse of the system was abundant. Agriculture and mining (especially for silver) were the basis of the Spanish colonies' economies. Spain maintained control of their American empire through the use of a meticulously regulated bureaucratic system. Built on a juridical core, it was staffed mostly by university-trained, Spanish lawyers. The laws were codified by the…

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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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    system is very complicated. One of the decisions a new company needs to make is if it should partner with an established Brazilian company, as this will make things much easier for them. In Brazil, knowing the culture is imperative. If a business does not know and understand the cultural norms, it will not only frustrate the business owners, but the company will quickly lose any respect it has gained from the Brazilian community, and other Brazilian business partners. It is typical for…

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    Have you ever been to a place that left an impact on you? A place that was so exceptional and special to you that it nested itself into your mind? A place that you just could not forget because it was almost too fascinating to seem real? Well, for me that place is Hawaii. As a kid, my parents brought my siblings and I to Hawaii for a vacation, and to this day it remains the most pleasurable place I have ever visited. Although there are so many things that have stuck in my mind about Hawaii, the…

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    Throughout my life, I have always been interested in different cultures from my own. I grew up in two worlds—my Colombian life at home and my American life once I stepped outside my house. I always compared the two cultures which I was part of and from those similarities and differences grew my interest in the traditions in the different parts of the world. As I grew older I noticed that one of the countries in south America had one major difference when comparing its culture—Brazil. This…

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    notario. (Burns, 2). This is exactly what happened here. The word to proclaim and take possession was not enough. Soon they realized that the use of “silence” could as well be useful resource, and the “written word” could prove and serve as evidence. Nonetheless, it also became a tool of double cutting edge. For one, if they did not objected, they lose their territorial delimitations, if they put it in writing that also led to lose territorial acquisition. They often self nominated themselves…

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