History of Portugal First native homo sapiens of Portugal were conquered repeatedly by Celtic forces from Europe. Name has changed slightly only several times since Roman conquer in 200 B.C. In 5th century Portugal was conquered by the Germans.
For nearly the whole 8th and 9th centuries the Moors fought for the domination of Portugal and eventually got it. At the beginning of the 12th century Portugal became it’s own country. Not too long after establishment Portugal went through a leader crisis and feared their own survival without a proper figurehead.
The Portuguese Empire The Portuguese Empire was the first Worldwide Empire in history. They started mapping the world and then trying to explore it. They set up trade with South America, India, China, Japan and South Africa.
Like many other Empires, after a large boom it is time for a large recession. Portugal began declining from the mid 1600’s to early 1800’s. The Portuguese Empire had failed to secure their empire in the early 1960’s and it lead to a surrender of an African colony in 1999. The state of Macau officially broke the Empire.
1500 to 1815 in power with Portugal like the United Kingdom.
Brazil-wood, sugar, gold, diamonds and slaves made it all possible.
Influenced by multiple different countries and religions Brazil trekked on to become what it is today despite those interruptions in their progress.
The Dutch established their presence to sell high priced sugar cane in Amsterdam but after a few short years of continued battle they formally withdrew, Portuguese war debts were paid off with
Adventures of exploration into Brazil's mainland were done in one of two distinct ways.
Either they were financed by the crown and in search of precious resources (silver, gold, etc.) or they were privately funded operations in search of finding native people to make their slaves.
It wasn't until the first part of the 18th century that gold would begin to be mined in this region.
Afterwords it became it's greatest export as it was in abundance.