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International News: Line Of Demarcation
The Pope has finally come to a decision, he has set the Line of Demarcation in place. By doing so, he is settling the dispute between the Spanish and the Portuguese over the Americas. This dispute has been going on for years now and surprisingly, the Spanish Pope decided to settle the dispute evenly. The Portuguese will have trading and exploration rights to the east of the line, as the Spanish have rights to the left. Before this takes place, the Portuguese and the Spanish must both sign off to the Treaty of Tordesillas. By signing this, they will both be agreeing to the Popes plan of setting up the Line of Demarcation. This will allow economic growth and development because there is less land for them to be focusing on exploring. Overall, the Pope's decision is for the best of both sides, there will be less blood shed and more development because of it.
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3 Different People, 3 Big Contributions
Christopher Columbus was born as the son off a wool merchant in the Italian town of Genoa. He eventually got a job on a merchant ship. that was attacked by a Portuguese vessel and his ship was sunk. Young Columbus floated to shore on a scrap of wood from the sunken ship onto land where he found his way to Lisbon. There he got an education in various topics. During his time in Lisbon he hatched the idea of reaching the east indies by going west instead of east. Eventually he got sponsored by the Spanish king and queen and found a new land. He eventually died in the year 1506 after being stripped of his nobility.
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese noble man who led a couple successful expeditions around the Cape of Good Hope and into India. His first voyage involved many stops along Africa's coast before the rounding of the Cape of Good Hope. During his second voyage he and the muslims traders argued brutally after he gave the ruler relatively cheap gifts as an arrival present. The result of this arguing led to da Gama having to leave the mainland without establishing a trading post. Lastly, on his third and final voyage da Gama returned to india, this time as the viceroy of the Portuguese government there. he soon became ill and died in the year 1524.
Prince Henry The Navigator
Prince Henry played a key role in Portugal's exploration of the world and the seas. He was born in 1394 and was the third son of John I of Portugal. He later sponsored the Portuguese voyages which found and claimed the Azores and Madeira islands. He also set out to map and conquer the african coast and some how find a way around Africa to get to Asia. He brought in cartographers and also trained captains for long voyages at sea. He eventually died in 1406.
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Prince Henry The Navigator
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All Just Business!
Slave and trade with Asia, the two things that can nowadays describe most all of our economy. These two things are even the reason why Christopher Columbus sailed to India. Just to find a way to cut out the middle man when trading with countries in Asia and to enslave some of the inhabitants to make our lives easier. The items that we wanted to trade with Asia consisted mainly of spices. Spices were so important to us because the used to preserve their food, flavor, and more. But of course you already knew that. Another major material rising in the popularity here is silk. Unfortunately, Asia will not tell us their secret in making it, all we know is that it is amazing when it comes to making clothes, drapes, and blankets. In the end, slaves and our trade with Asia have made it so that we can grow and develop as a community.
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The Philippines were found by Ferdinand Magellan in the year 1521. He found this group of islands during his circumnavigation of the world. eventually, he and some of his crew got involved in a tribal war and were killed by a chief of one of the tribes. His remaining men fled the island at some point and found their way back to Europe. later, Spaniards returned and created the first settlement in 1565. the settlement was called Cebu and the Spanish then conquered the islands tribes and made the capital in Manilla. The Spanish used this as the center of their trading empire and it became well known