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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

Impact of Portuguese on Indian overseas trade?

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  • 9 years ago
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    The Portuguese were the first Europeans to establish trading ports in India. Vasco da Gama had sailed to India (1498-99) and brought back spices. Francisco de Almeida's defeat of Muslim naval forces in 1509 and Afonso de Albuquerque's conquests of key coastal areas led to the beginning of Portuguese trading ports at Goa in India as well as Timur and Malacca in the Indies and Macau in China. For awhile the portuguese were dominant in the Indian Ocean. But other European nations were jealous of Portugal's East Asian trade in spices and soon began to rival it. Especially the Dutch. Spain, France, Holand and England soon began to contend for colonies especially for the trade in spices. I hope that this has been a help to you.

    Source(s): European History with help from the Encyclopedia Americana
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  • zary
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    3 years ago

    a million - the guy in the 1st photograph isn't his father. (and that guy isn't an indian) 2 - in the 2d photograph, the boys is Ronaldo's father. yet do you quite think of he's an indian? Why? by way of outside coloration? Do you ever observed Ronaldo with a tan? I wager no longer! He lives in a rustic devoid of solar! (continuously fog and rain in uk!) Ronaldo, like each mediterranean caucasian style, gets a tan with solar exposure and not a burn like north europeans. In Algarve english anybody is regularly occurring as Bifes - steaks - by way of fact they provide the effect of being like steaks while they get a solar burn! (by how, Ronaldo does not look much less "white" than your best-minister Gordon Brown...)

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