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History of Europe
Who discover Portugal?
What year did bartholomeu dias discover a way from Portugal to Asia?
How did Christopher Columbus travel to Spain from Portugal?
Asked in Vasco da Gama
Which sea route did Vasco da Gama's expedition discover?
Which nation also colonized Brazil and was first to discover this island?
Asked in African-American History, Portugal
What form of imperialsim Portugal practiced?
Asked in Roman Empire
Which European country did the Romans call Lusitania?
Asked in History of Europe, Portugal
Why did Portugal explore?
Portugal used to make business with India, but the Arabian countries closed their frontiers stopping the Portuguese ships to pass. Portugal had to find another way to get there so they went around Africa. In little time they settle colonies in the continent so it would be faster. The discover of Brazil was more of a lucky shot.