THE INDIAN OCEAN
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Compare and contrast the Indian Ocean trading network before and after the Portuguese arrived in 1498.
Portugal was a fairly small nation, by no means the most powerful in Europe. Yet in the 1500s, it was quickly able to dominate or at least prevail heavily over all other participants in the Indian Ocean networks. Explain why you think it was able to do this.
This title is part of the series: DEBATING THE DOCUMENTS: World History
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