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  • 1. Portugal
  • 2. Brazil had many agricultural goods such as tobacco, cachaca, and cotton but the most important good was sugarcane which Portugal shipped to Europe
    The sugarcane cycle took place from the 1530’s to the 1700’s
    The Portuguese shipped many slaves from Africa to do their cultivating for them in Brazil
    Portugal traded cachaca and shells for slaves in Africa
    Sugarcane
  • 3. Gold was first found in Brazil in the early 1800’s which became the main economic activity of colonial Brazil
    In Portugal gold was mainly used to buy goods such as textiles and weapons from countries like England
    Gold extraction was mostly done by slaves and because of this the king would melt all gold into bars and also sent over armies to overlook the process
    The gold production slowed down toward the end of the 18th century
    Gold Cycle