What if Portugal discovered America?

If Portugal discovered America, then the Portuguese control the ship of the spice trade and eventually the gold from the Americas. This would have made Portugal exceeding rich.

Did the Portuguese know about America?

And the first voyage had to have occurred prior to 1492. BEFORE 1492 presents a compelling argument, based upon known historical facts and reasonable scientific deductions, that Portuguese mariners discovered America at least a decade before Columbus set sail on the Santa María, Niña and Pinta.

Did the Portuguese find America first?

The last issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE reported the publication in Europe of an ancient map giving evidence that the Western Hemisphere was discovered by Portuguese explorers before Columbus. … Every American schoolboy knows that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492.

Did Portugal explore the Americas?

After Columbus voyages to the New World, the Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch, and English began the active exploration and exploitation of the newly discovered land in the Americas. …

Did Spain and Portugal ever go to war?

Spanish–Portuguese War (1762–63), known as the Fantastic War. Spanish–Portuguese War (1776–77), fought over the border between Spanish and Portuguese South America. War of the Oranges in 1801, when Spain and France defeated Portugal in the Iberian Peninsula, while Portugal defeated Spain in South America.

How many countries did Portugal colonize?

Portugal’s empire, which survived for more than six centuries, was the first of the great European global empires and outlasted all others as well, surviving until 1999. Its former possessions are now across 50 countries around the world.

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