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Moonsoon

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Moonsoon

  1. 1. Laura Kwan<br />MonsoonThe Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power<br />
  2. 2. Muscat<br />Muscat is the capital of Oman<br />It has beautiful, fairy-tale bays with hypnotic silver-blue water. <br />It’s harborscapes are composed of Mughal and Persian architecture, with green and gold domes.<br />There are many Portuguese influences within Muscat as well. In the main bay out of which Muscat has grown, there are two Portuguese forts, Jalali and Mirani.<br />
  3. 3. The Myth of Infante Henrique:Price Henry the Navigator<br />Portugal’s Eighth Crusade led to the myth of Infante Henrique, or Prince Henry the Navigator.<br />In 1415, Prince Henry organized a successful expedition against Ceuta in Morocco. This was the first ever Portuguese attack on Islam’s African base.<br />According to the myth, after this attack, Henry lost interest in limited military actions and began to plan a grand strategy to outflank the Islamic world from bases in the Indian Ocean.<br />There are conflicting stories about Price Henry, some say he was just a character in the story of the Crusades, while others say he was a benevolent figure in the age of discovery<br />
  4. 4. Gwadar<br />A port town in Pakistan with a population of close to 70,000.<br />Kaplan believes Gwadar will be a great place-name of the future.<br />Because of its ultra-strategic location, Gwadar was immediately looked at as an air and naval hub.<br />In 2001, only a few weeks after 9/11, the Chinese spent $200 million on on the development of a deepwater port at Gwadar.<br />
  5. 5. The Two Prominent Landmarks of Kolkata<br />The Raj Bhavan, which is Hindi for Government House, was the home to Lord George Nathaniel Curzon more than a hundred years ago.<br />The Tagore Mansion was home to the Bengali poet, short story writer, novelist, and artist Rabindranath Tagore.<br />

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