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Portugal in Brazil

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Week 19: The Atlantic World IDs


Portugal in Brazil


-At the time of the initial settlement of Brazil, Portugal was under control of the Hasburg kings of Spain.


-Competition from Caribbean sugar plantations cut sugar’s value and the Brazilian colonies were depressed.


-1695 gold strikes made Brazil bloom again as many immigrated to find riches.


-The Portuguese has the largest influx with about 5,000 every year.


-Portugal then enslaved many and mined for gold and diamonds.


-After 1760, gold supplies ran dry and Portugal lost its dominance.



above is a picture of colonial Brazil



I mostly used my book for my information but here is a link to the wikipedia entry on "colonial brazil" which includes its Portuguese rule http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Brazil

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