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mar 8, 1509 - The Beginning of the Takeover of Spice Trade

Description:

A Portuguese armada defeated a fleet of Turkish and Indian ships off the coast of India, and the Portuguese began to block off the flow of spices to Muslim rulers by creating a blockade on the entrance to the Red Sea.

Cultural Impetus: They wanted to spread Christianity, and did not want Muslims to have any money or success.

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Date:

mar 8, 1509
Now
~ 510 years ago
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