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World civ 1.25.12

  1. 1. Sandy CashMailbox# 108Alfonso I wrote letters to King of Portugal, asking him to stop illegal trade of free people making theminto slaves. He also asks in the letters for medicine and physicians to help, since they are having a lot ofdiseases, which they can not treat since they do not have the right medicine or people. Alfonso’sChristianity could be useful to him, because they can relate to this religion, which in turns makes thembetter allies.In the letters, Alfonso ask the King of Portugal to help stop illegal trade of free people, which then turnsthem into slaves. He wants to King of Portugal to take actions to stop this by sending priests andteachers, and asks that he does not send merchants or wares except for wine and flour for the holysacrament. He also asks the King of Portugal to help his people out, since they are having a lot ofdifferent diseases going around. He asks the King of Portugal to send two apothecaries, physicians,surgeons, and drugs to help fight diseases.Alfonso’s Christianity could be useful to him in the fact that he can use this to become better allies tothe Portuguese. If two countries have cultures that can relate more, they become better allies. Also,since the Portuguese are helping Alfonso, they can say that they are being good Christians, and byhelping them they are being good missionaries.Alfonso sends letters to the King of Portugal King asks for physicians and medicine to help cure thediseases that are going around. He also asks for help stop illegal slave trade, which is when they takefree men and make them slaves. Alfonso could use his Christianity to help him by letting the Portuguesefeel good about helping them since they are brothers through their faith. This also helps make thembetter allies.

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