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Portuguese Immigration Testimonial

- After a long and grueling boat ride across the Atlantic Ocean from the off shore island of the Azores in the Southwest Europe nation of Portugal, my parents and I arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts in New England. It was the year 1925. Some of our family had arrived before us; some even arrived several years before we did. On the way there I remember listening to my father tell me stories about New England. My favorite story was about the explorers and how they came to find New England. He told me that there was a nautical map that dates back to 1424 which depicted New England and that a Portuguese Sailor, Dualmo, arrived in New England in 1487, five years prior to Christopher Columbus wh...   [tags: Testimonial Immigration Portugal Portuguese]

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Portuguese Exploration and The Widespread of Portuguese Cuisine

- Portuguese exploration as early as the 1400’s plays the biggest role in the widespread of Portuguese cuisine around the world today. Although the purpose of Portuguese exploration had absolutely no goal of obtaining a universal food market in a multitude of different countries and continents it did lead to such a circumstance. It’s a conception that most people think is irrational and continues to stay under the radar, yet there is enough evidence to support every argument about it. Portuguese sailors and explorers left endless amounts of culinary souvenirs everywhere they traveled sparking a cultural cuisine that has continued on for centuries....   [tags: discovery, portugal, azorean culture]

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Portuguese Immigration to Canada

- The Portuguese immigrated to Canada around the 19th century. It all started in the year 1953, when a group of Portuguese pioneers immigrated to Canada (Moura, 2003). Once the first couple of Portuguese pioneers crossed the ocean to immigrate into Canada, others followed and sort of started a wave. However, in 1957 a volcano erupted, known as the Capelinhos, which end up making Portuguese families and pioneers move to North America (Morrison & James, 2009), because the living conditions had changed....   [tags: Immigration]

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Portuguese Culture

- Portugal, a beautiful country that has Latin roots like most language is one of the major languages of the world the sixth most spoken worldwide in fact (The Portuguese Language). As a child born in the Azores, and then immigrating here, I have been able to keep my culture alive despite the difference of culture here. Mostly because of my parents traditional ways being etched deeply into me to not forget where I came from. Throughout my life I seemed to be affected by the culture from outside the household but my Portuguese culture seemed to stick with me regardless....   [tags: Diversity Essays]

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Portuguese Spy

- I am now exactly 6 months into my mission to infiltrate the most notable of kingdoms to the east of our fair nation. I started my expedition posing as a wealthy trader, to help reinforce my disguise I brought with me a small caravan. I have my wife Adriana, 4 camels laden with wares and 2 slaves. I started my quest with the goal of identifying the best of the major empires to ally and establish trade routes with. The first leg of my journey brought me to Constantinople, a great city on the Eastern edge of the Mediterranean....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Macau: A Mixture of Portuguese and Chinese Culture

- Macau, A city with a mixture of Portuguese and Chinese culture also known as the first and last European colony in Asia. It is located on the south-east coast of China. Macau is a largest unique destination with a stunning nature in the world. It is a place to find the traditional Chinese culture while enjoying the exotic overwhelming Portuguese buildings. Macau, the name itself describes it as a city of temples which was the shrine dedicated to Mazu, a sacred goddess. Mostly visitors conclude that it is a location that suits tourists as it is a beautiful city....   [tags: tourists, Chinese, gambling]

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The Selfish Nature of the Spanish and Portuguese Exploration

- Throughout the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, Spanish and Portuguese exploration can easily be described as vast. With continuing curiosity, a sense of adventure, and a desire to save souls, expeditions lead to the New World in the Americas and eastward to Asia. However, it can be argued that no one of importance tried to stop the atrocities that were coinciding with the exploration of foreign territories. This is because the Spanish and Portuguese claimed that they were advancing humanity, but in reality, they were doing everything out of selfishness....   [tags: land, conversion, incan]

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Sonnets From The Portuguese Poem Analysis

- Aaron Meadows Mrs. Gibson English January 28, 2015 Sonnets From The Portuguese In "Sonnets From The Portuguese", Elizabeth Barrett browning uses all kinds of literary devices including imagery and poetic elements such as metaphorical phrases, it even goes outside the boundaries of a normal sonnet, still using these devices to translate her passionate feelings. While Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's "Sonnet 43" from Sonnets from the Portuguese is an Italian sonnet like the others in this collection that makes up the book, it does not follow the "traditional" pattern of stating a question in the first 8 lines and answering it in the last 6 lines....   [tags: Poetry, Elizabeth Barrett Browning]

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The Portuguese Slave Trade After Explorers Of Africa

- The Portuguese slave trade began shortly after explorers of Prince Henry the Navigator landed at Cape Blanco in “1441 then built a fort in 1443 at the bay of Arquin.” The Portuguese may have been the first European nation to transport African slaves across the Atlantic beginning in the 15th century, but they were soon followed by the Spanish, Dutch, British, the French and others. One source reveals, “By 1444, a ‘cargo’ of 235 enslaved Africans had been brought to Lagos in Portugal...using enslaved Africans on sugar plantations in Madeira, a Portuguese island off the west coast of Africa by 1460.” First mentioned in the 16th century, the Kingdom of Ndongo “was one of a number of vassal...   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery]

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The Growth Of Portuguese Music

- Portugal has a rich musical culture, with roots that go back to Provencal troubadours, followed by ballads and the fado, and as of late, incorporating the rhythms of Portugal's former West African colonies. Each of these elements are stll alive in current Portuguese music like the French Provencal influence in the folk music played at festivals in the northern part of the country, as well as the rock and jazz most prevalent in the larger cities. An addtional element is added by a wealth of singer-songwriters, most of whom spawned from the extremely political 'New Song' movement....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Necessity of Love in Browning´s Sonnets from the Portuguese

- Love is the ubiquitous force that drives all people in life. If people did not want, give, or receive love, they would never experience life because it is the force that completes a person. Although it often seems absent, people constantly strive for this ever-present force as a means of acceptance. Elizabeth Barrett Browning is an influential poet who describes the necessity of love in her book of poems Sonnets from the Portuguese. In her poems, she writes about love based on her relationship with her husband – a relationship shared by a pure, passionate love....   [tags: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnet 43, Sonnet 29]

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's Sonnets From The Portuguese

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, Sonnets from the Portuguese: “XIII” considers the traditional gender roles in poetry at the time, where the woman is portrayed as a silent and pure figure to admire and long for by the man and reverses it. In “XIII”, Browning writes about the love which the female speaker feels towards the man, but is unable to express. Interestingly throughout the poem, Browning uses archaic terms such as “Thou” and “Wilt” which would not have been in widespread usage at the time....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Poetic form]

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Competitiveness In Portuguese Regions

- Introduction: The aim of this report is to investigate the competitiveness of the ‘poorest’ region, defined as the lowest level of Gross Value Added (GVA) per Capita in 2008, in Portugal. Using data from 1980 to 2008, this report will compare the tendencies of convergence and divergence amongst the regions in Part I. An analysis of the extent to which prosperity was affected by productivity and employment levels in the poorest region will follow in Part II. Lastly, in Part III, 2 scenarios are developed for the poorest region looking 2 decades into the future....   [tags: Poverty]

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How to Survive Portuguese Taxi Ride

- How to Survive Portuguese Taxi Ride Less than twenty-four hours after arriving in Portugal, I was introduced to my first taxi ride. I was traveling with a native Portuguese girl, Sandra Batista. Sandra called a taxi to take us to our home. I hadn't, yet, experienced a taxi ride in Portugal. I had heard how dreadful these rides can be, especially the first time. "Consider yourself forewarned," a friend had cautioned a few minutes before I boarded the plane. He was, of course, referring to the taxi drivers in Portugal....   [tags: Free Expository Process Essays]

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Analysis Of Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's Sonnets From The Portuguese

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning was known as one of the most prominent English poets in the Victorian era (1837-1901) and one of her books was popular in Britain but also in the United States. These book of sonnets that she has created was influenced by her Husband Robert Browning who called her “his Portuguese” which is why she named her book “Sonnets from the Portuguese” which consists of 44 sonnets and 60 other poems of hers. As she grew up in London during a time of slavery and her father’s mismanagement in 1826, I find that these occurrences affected her poetry and how she wrote them....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning]

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Queen Nzinga: African Ruler and Slave Trader

- Hailing from the African state of Ndongo and born in 1581 during the start of Luandan disagreement with Portuguese settlers (Toler 265), Queen Nzinga of the African Mbundu tribe stood up for her country and reestablished power over her people. Nzinga came in a time period that needed her. She got her country of Matamba (present day Angola) equal, both economically and socially, to the Portuguese. In order to do this, Nzinga took measures to place herself in the right position to eventually seize rule and steer her country in the right direction, even though it prompted a steady flow of opposition from her enemies....   [tags: ndongo, africa, portuguese settlers]

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Brazil on the Rise, The Story of a Country Transformed by Larry Rohter

- Brazil on the Rise The Story of a Country Transformed Larry Rohter was a journalist in Brazil for 14 years and from his experiences he offers in this book some unique insights into Brazilian history, politics, culture and more. In 10 topical chapters Rohter’s easy-to-read book provides a look at Brazilian history and the extraordinary changes the country has undergone -- and is still undergoing. Rother covers many significant issues, but several stand out more than others. Namely: the country’s history, culture, politics, and finally its economy/natural wealth....   [tags: portuguese, spainish, culture]

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The Empire of Brazil

- ... The first republic in Brazil disenfranchised voting for women and illiterate. Coffee farmers, cattle farmers, and the elites from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Minas Gerais controlled the government alternatively. The period also saw the rise of the military as the institution that intervened and regulated society. The focus of the economy on cash crops led to food shortages and leading the nation to import its food from other countries. Throughout the period numerous political and social revolts challenged the republic and the elites....   [tags: treaty of tordesillas, portuguese]

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Literary and Political Appropriations of Eça de Queirós’s Work: a Contribution to the Study of Portuguese Literary Canon

- Over the past century Eça de Queirós has become part of the Portuguese literary canon. Whatever the perspective we take into account, Eça comes across as one of the most celebrated and discussed writers of Portuguese language. As early as the late nineteenth century (with the first Spanish translations of his writings ), Eça’s work has been the object of a comparatively large and enthusiastic reception abroad, on a par only with Camões, Pessoa, and, most recently, Saramago. In 2000, the Camões commemorative issue of the death of the novelist registers (from 1975 onwards) more than forty-five translations in eighteen different languages and more than a hundred texts of critical appreciation i...   [tags: Language]

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History of Mozambique

- The Republic of Mozambique is the official name of a county which is located on Africa; the country is bordered by Tanzania, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Mozambique president is Armando Guebuza. In June 1975 Mozambique gained freedom from Portugal. It also has a population up to 23.4 million. The capital of Mozambique is Maputo and it has an area of 812,379 sq. km. In Mozambique Portuguese is the country’s official language also Swahili, English and other indigenous languages are spoken, the most common religions in Mozambique are Christianity, indigenous beliefs and Islam....   [tags: Africa, Portuguese, Government]

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Mbemba's Psychological Tactics

- ... In fact, it's brought to light that the Portuguese merchants complain to be offended by such a measure (Mbemba 636). It begins to become obvious that the king of Congo is losing control of the Portuguese merchants in his own country, and also his power of the nation as a whole. By presenting the cause of distress, as well as what has been done to avoid an unsavory situation, the king of Congo presents himself as virtually blameless in the fall of the loss of his own power and for the disintegration of his own country, while positioning the king of Portugal in such a way as to lay blame....   [tags: portuguese missionaires, africans, congo]

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Brazilian Indian and Their Strong Connection to the Land

- Brazil was officially discovered by the Portuguese in 1500 and colonized in 1532. The Brazilian Indians (Indians) occupied the land since 9000BC and had a population of approximately 6 million when the Portuguese arrived (Momson, 2013). The country had an abundance of resources, with vast amounts of land, Brazilwood, gold, diamonds, rainforest and fish, which made it an attractive asset (The World Economy). In Brazil today 0.4% of the population are Brazilian Indians, comprising about 240 tribes (Survival)....   [tags: stone age culture, colonization, portuguese]

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Segregation and Racism in the United States

- ... Slavery was eventually abolished in the country, but before it was, the country split and the Civil War began. People were fighting to treat blacks horribly, keeping them as slaves, beating them, and not providing them with proper nutrition, education or shelter. After slavery ended, the violence grew worse. This is that the time Jim Crow Laws were enacted. Jim Crow Laws began in Massachusetts. Although it was a Northern state (slavery and racism were common in the South more than the North), it allowed separation of blacks and whites on railroads....   [tags: jim crow laws, slaves, portuguese]

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Vasco da Gama's Exploration of India and Portuguese Voyages of Discovery

- Vasco da Gama's Exploration of India and Portuguese Voyages of Discovery When asked which nation contributed the most to sea exploration in the fifteenth century, the obvious answer is Spain. What if there were another nation, a nation whose contributions were far more than landing one continent. What if there was a nation that in only 100 years managed to sail in every ocean, every major sea, touched every continent except Antarctica and possibly Australia, and were the first Europeans to land in China, Korea, New Guinea, the Azores, Cape Verde and numerous other places....   [tags: European Europe History]

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The Cultural Heritage Of Brazil

- My cultural heritage is rather interesting to some people. My dad is Brazilian. His mother is an indigenous woman from the Desana tribe in Brazil. His father is Afro-Brazilian meaning he is Brazilian with African ancestry. My mom is Korean with her parents being Korean also. With this makes me Brazilian and Korean. I have learned about both cultures and I belong to those ethnic groups. I am also from Florida and I identify with being a Christian for the most part. For myself I am a southern multiracial male in the United States of America....   [tags: Brazil, United States, Portuguese language]

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A Journey to Love

- Sonnets from the Portuguese are a series of poems expressing the journey that Elizabeth Browning faces along the way of encountering love. This complete set of 44 sonnets, were written in the 1800s during the Victorian age. Unlike its other literary counterparts of this time, the woman plays a dominant role. This is surprising because the male typically is the dominant role and women are usually the hidden force of silence rather than voicing their opinions. The chronicle focuses on the love and devotion that she keeps with her future husband, Robert Browning....   [tags: Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Browning]

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Portuguese Essay

- A nossa associação, ou seja, a Associação de Professores para a Educação Intercultural fez agora, em Setembro de 2003, dez anos. Surgiu ligada a um projecto que existiu no tempo em que o Engenheiro Roberto Carneiro era Ministro da Educação, que foi sem dúvida, para mim, mas também sou duvidosa ao afirmar isto porque ele foi meu professor e eu gosto imenso dele e surgiu praticamente porque ele começou a preocupar-se com estas situações dos filhos dos imigrantes que vinham das ex-colónias e, então, criou uma Instituição que se chamava Secretariado Coordenador de Programas para a Educação Intercultural, chamado o Entreculturas....   [tags: Papers]

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Linguistic imperialism in Brazil

- Linguistic imperialism is a concept used by scholar Robert Phillipson, he mostly spoke about the imperialism of the English language, although this concept can be applied to all the world’s major international languages with imperialistic origins, when the original population had to adopt the invader’s language because of the benefits that accrue to the speakers of the languages when the dominant language has been imposed (Phillipson 31). Linguistic imperialism in Latin America started with the ‘discovery’ and the occupation of the New World by the European powers....   [tags: Robert Philipson, Major International Languages]

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Malacca Went from a Village of Primitive Malay Fisherman to a Wealthy Kingdom

- Malacca is the most historical state and situated on the southwest of Peninsular Malaysia. It is established by Parameswara in 1380-1403. A lot of changes from a village of royal refugees or well known as a little village of primitive Malay fisherman to a wealthy kingdom. Richard Winstedt, the author of Malaya and Its History had written that century Malacca as a great kingdom had grown into an important port and the golden era of an emperor. The Malacca Empire was said to consist of the entire of the Malay Peninsular, the eastern parts of Sumatera and the Riau-Lingga Archipelago....   [tags: malaysia, seaport, muslim, ]

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The age of Discovery

- The age of discovery had many aspects that made it unique from other time periods. During this time period the networks of trade were formed between people who wanted similar goods. There were religions discovered that did not resemble the religion of the Europeans. Trading also differed for some countries such as Africa, who used the barter system. In the end, the Europeans were appealed by countries that allowed them monetary gain rather than countries who would not serve a purpose for profit....   [tags: Trade, Network, History, Religions]

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Europe 's Underdevelopment Of Kongo

- Enoch Kim African History HIS-261-001 Prof. Abdin Chande Europe’s Underdevelopment of Kongo In the west-central Africa, one of the most important kingdoms to rise was the kingdom of Kongo. The origin of the state is traced to Bantu migrants, who settled within the region of Kwango River to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the lower Congo River to the north. This region in which Kongo rose, was particularly beneficial for the expansion of a kingdom as there were plenty of fertile soil with rainfall as well as sources of copper, iron, and salt that was within easy trading distances....   [tags: Slavery, Africa, Atlantic slave trade]

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The Concept of "Advanced Civilization" Led to the European Conquests on the 16th and 17th Centuries

- During the European conquests of the 16th and 17th centuries, the concept of an advanced civilization was essential most of the time. This can be supported by the strategic Spanish conquests, Portuguese exploration, and the Dutch trading empire. To begin with, North and South America, which had existed in isolation for thousands of years, came into contact with the rest of the world via the Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus. In 1492, he was sent by Spain to look for a route to India. Rather, Columbus came into contact with a Caribbean island....   [tags: advanced civilization, colonization, history, Euro]

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Age of Discovery

- The age of discovery had many aspects that made it unique from other time periods. During this time period the networks of trade were formed between people who wanted similar goods. There were religions discovered that did not resemble the religion of the Europeans. Trading also differed for some countries such as Africa, who used the barter system. In the end, the Europeans were drawn to countries that allowed them monetary gain rather than countries who would not serve a purpose for profit. During the early 16th century the networks between Asia and Europe were based on trade....   [tags: Religion, World History, Trade, Informative]

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Little Portugal Fills Big Shoes

- Lying west of Spain and East of the North Atlantic Ocean is a small country no bigger than the state of Indiana (World Factbook). Portugal, this mistakenly insignificant land, quickly made an impression on European exploration beginning in the early thirteenth century. It was not long before neighboring areas looked to this successful country for tactics concerning discovery. But exactly how did this small piece of land with few inhabitants manage to stand above its competition for quite some time....   [tags: Geography ]

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The Unconquerable and Intelligent Nzinga, Queen of Angola

- In the beginning of the seventeenth century, the unconquerable and intelligent queen of the Negro in Angola was born in Quilombo Matamba, Angola in 1624; the daughter of the king Ngola Kiluanje Kya Samba, was known as Monarch she could join several people in the battle against the Portuguese invaders and resisted until the end of1663 without ever being caught. Nzinga Mbandi is known for her courage and shrewdness. 343 years after her death, Angola still remembers her as Queen Ginga. She left an indelible mark on black identity and African....   [tags: negro, occupation of african territories ]

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The History of European Merchants in China

- The history of the world is bought together by its sophisticated culture and commerce net. Throughout the history, human beings have been taking on varies role in the society, and it has been the human activities kept the history alive, writing down the story of our time. Back in 16th century, an ancient nation was the center of world trading system; this nation attracted countries all over the globe to try to use its cultural and economic superiority for reference, and this nation was China. European countries such as Dutch, England and French had went to Ming and Qing China numerous time, trading had always been their main goal, but the process and strategies have changed throughout the hi...   [tags: international trading activity]

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Struggling Powers in the Movie The Mission

- The movie The Mission takes place in 1750 in South America. The main characters in the movie are Rodrigo Mendoza (Robert De Niro), who was a Spanish slave trader, and Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons), who was a Spanish Jesuit. This essay will demonstrate the four struggling powers in the movie, the Guarani Natives, the Jesuits, the Spanish and Portuguese government, and the Cardinal. The Guarani Natives in South America did not like the Spanish at first because the Spanish were using them as slaves and killing them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Slavery And The Slave Trade

- Slavery is as old as civilization itself, it is an economic system and concept where human beings are deprived of their personal rights and are treated as property for the benefits of their master. Slavery systems had occurred in many civilizations throughout the world but one institution is well known for its global scale and lasting legacy. The Atlantic slave trade was a period of time during the late 14th to the early 19th century, where more than 12 millions of African slaves were forcibly brought to the Americas to supply the high demand of slave labor in the new world....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Africa, Caribbean]

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Macau: Historical Gem Along the Chinese Coast

- Macau: Historical Gem Along the Chinese Coast Facing South China Sea and lying 65 km west of Hong Kong lies Macau, the first and last European stronghold in Asia. Now one of China's special administrative region, Macau is a city of duality where Portuguese heritage intermixed with Chinese culture, manifested in the number of historical sites dotting across the region. The region's Portuguese past and proximity to its Chinese roots thrive amidst the gambling-fueled economic boom – a prime factor that sparked Macau's tourism industry....   [tags: casino, culture, visit]

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Race Relations in Brazil

- The purpose of this paper is to recognize, study and analyze the race relations in Brazil. Race relations are relations between two groups of different races; it is how these two different races connect to each other in their environment. Since Brazil is racially diverse, this study is focused on how Brazilians relate to each other. Throughout the essay, it will become clear that there exists a conflict between two race groups. Afro-Brazilians and White-Brazilians are not connected and though these two groups converse with each other, discrimination still lies within the society....   [tags: Sociology, Sexual Abuse]

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Angola: Colonial Legacy History of Colonial Rule

- Angola: Colonial Legacy History of Colonial Rule The source of problems in some modern African nations lies in the colonial legacy of the past. Imperialistic policies often denied the native populations their political, economic, cultural, and basic human rights. Many imperialistic practices promoted ethnic rivalries, unequal distribution of resources and wealth, and undemocratic governments which prevented local participation in governmental decisions and actions. The impact of colonization on Angola is similar to that of many other African nations....   [tags: African History ]

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History of Native Americans in Brazil

- Like many Latin American countries, Brazil was originally inhabited by over two thousand distinct Native American tribes who’s history goes back over 10,000 years. However, they left scarce written records, hence little is know about them. Even so, today, Brazil is home to the largest population of un-contacted people in the world. During the age of colonization, Portugal flourished as it expanded its territories in both Africa and India. Yet, competition among colonizers increased as Portugal continued to zero-sum vie for territory against Spain....   [tags: portugal, trade, colonies]

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The Declaration Of Madrid Of 1750

- “The Mission” is based on a true story that occurred around the borderlands of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil in the years 1750’s according to the film and history. The Treaty of Madrid of 1750 with the Spanish and Portuguese caused both havoc and death for the people of the Guarini and the members of the Jesuits. The Jesuits, members of the church, tried to bring Christianity and civilization to the natives while keeping at peace with Spain and Portugal. The Jesuits were the teachers for the natives; Teaching them not only the Christian religion but also civilization....   [tags: Society of Jesus, The Mission, Portugal, Religion]

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Independence Struggles in Southeast Asia

- Development in East Timor Despite Portuguese neutrality during the Second World War, which also extended to its overseas territories, the Empire of Japan invaded the island of Timor – comprising both Dutch and Portuguese Timor – in December 1941 and successfully routed the last remnants of the Anglo-Australian allied coalition forces by February 1943. Given the islands minor strategic advantage, the costs were prodigious: tens of thousands of civilian lives were lost during both the invasion and subsequent Japanese occupation....   [tags: history, European imperialism]

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The Fall of Malacca Kingdom

- Based on the history, the first person discovers Malacca is Parameswara in 1403 A.D. After he found Malacca, this country grew into such a great empire in the Malay Archipelago and Malacca achieved its height of glory at the beginning the middle of the 15th century. When the time passes, the golden ages of Malacca ended in the year of 1511 which is after the Portuguese attack. The fall of the Malacca kingdom is affected by two factors which are internal factor and external factor. Internal factor consists of the weakness of the administration and weak leaders....   [tags: administration, military, factors]

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The Atlantic Slave Trade

- The The Atlantic slave trade was and is enormously significant. The slave trade was only one part of the international network that shaped the world between 1450 and 1750. Not only did Europeans break into the Indian Ocean spice trade, but American silver allowed greater participation in the commerce of East Asia. Another big key was that fur trapping and trading changed commerce as well as the natural environment. Europeans wanted commercial connections with Asia. Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama both sought for a route to Asia....   [tags: Slavery, British Empire, Netherlands, Africa]

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Overview of Industries, Trade and Commerce of Portugal

-  Portugal industries:- Industry (including construction, energy, and water) employs about one third of the labor force, and its contribution to the national economy has grown significantly in recent decades. It accounted for 29% of GDP in 2001. Industrial production in 2001 had maintained a 2.6% growth rate over 2000. Portuguese industry is mainly light; the development of heavy industry has been hampered by a shortage of electric power. Textiles—especially cottons and woolens—are the oldest and most important of Portugal's manufactures....   [tags: Portugal, production, economy]

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Brazil: The County of the Future

- Brazil, the largest country on the continent of South America, has historically been seen as the underdog socially, politically, and especially economically. Referred to as “the country of the future… and always will be” by many Brazilians and those who know the country best, the country has not always been a beacon of hope for Latin America as it is today (Weyland, pg 64). Brazil has many unique qualities when compared to many of its Latin American counterparts. While much of Latin America has wrestled with its Spanish colonial past, Brazil has been much more diplomatic and tolerant of its Portuguese colonial past....   [tags: political, history, development]

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The Benin Bronzes

- This essay deals with the nature of a cross cultural encounter between the Benin people and Portuguese traders in the 15th and 16th centuries, which resulted in the depiction of Portuguese figures in Benin brass plaques. It will propose that this contact between people with different cultures was on the basis of 'mutual regard' (Woods, K. 2008, p. 16), and although the Portuguese had qualms about idolatry in Benin it will show that assumptions by Europeans up to the 20th century of the primitive nature of tribal African societies was inaccurate with regard to the Benin people, who had a society based on the succession of the King or 'Oba', a Royal Family and Nobility....   [tags: Benin Brass Plaques]

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The Togolese Team Attach

- Howard Zinn once said that, “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people”. Despite this indisputable fact, innocent people are injured and killed every day for the sake of wars and disputes. From the beginning of human existence, war has existed in one form or another. With that war comes shame and remorse for the lives lost and the atrocities committed. Regardless of this, war continues in the name of pride and arrogance. People strive to control one another and in that way, rebellion is created....   [tags: International Conflict ]

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Slavery During Latin America 's Colonial Period

- Despite Brazil being the last country to abolish slavery in 1888, there was a considerable amount of resistance to slavery before this, so much that runaway slaves formed separate communities called Quilombos. Throughout history, slave resistance has taken many forms. During Latin America’s colonial period in which the film is set, escape was the most tangible slave resistance method. Thus, escape occurred constantly both individually and through large rebel slave groups. This is how Palmares, an area in the mountains of northeastern Brazil, became the center for blacks seeking refuge from enslavement at white sugar plantations....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery, Quilombo]

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The Diverse Cultures in Brazil

- Brazil was first discovered and explored by indigenous civilization in the 1500s. Ever since Brazil has encountered a various number of cultures. Most of these cultures have migrated to Brazil because of slavery, to find labor, or to start new lives. There are many diverse cultured in brazil, but each one represents its fascinating and different culture. The Indigenous culture migrated to Brazil around the 1500s. About 200,000, migrators came over as tribes and there were 200 different ones. The Indigenous culture came to Brazil from trying to see and explore the world and prior to the European invasion that made the tribes flee....   [tags: Indigenous, immigrants, language]

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The Dutch in Japan

- “The Red Haired Barbarians:” The Dutch in Japan The success of Dutch merchants in Japan illustrates the uniqueness of the Dutch Republic amongst the 17th century European countries. Not only would the Dutch come to dominate trade in Asia, in Japan they would demonstrate a practicality that would enable them to be the singular Western force present in a country that would severely isolate itself from any foreign intrusion. The V.O.C. could indeed be a ruthless cartel in securing trade from its competition and in dealing with indigenous populations around the world, as in the case of slavery where human beings were reduced to mere commodities to be bought and sold....   [tags: History]

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Portugal´s Polulation and Economy

- Portugal would be agreed to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From it natural wonders to its amazing architecture, Portugal would be a great place for anyone to visit. Portugal’s official name is Portuguese Republic or Republica Portuguesa. It is located on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula, and is bordered by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal is mainly popular for its food, history, and sports, all of which they have se important records for. Portugal’s political past has had a variety of types Government....   [tags: political past, government, food]

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The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Ghana: A Violent Legacy

- The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Ghana: A Violent Legacy This class was filled with riveting topics that all had positive and negative impacts on Africa. As in most of the world, slavery, or involuntary human servitude, was practiced across Africa from prehistoric times to the modern era (Wright, 2000). The transatlantic slave trade was beneficial for the Elite Africans that sold the slaves to the Western Europeans because their economy predominantly depended on it. However, this trade left a mark on Africans that no one will ever be able to erase....   [tags: Africa, Slave Trade, World History, Ghana]

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Multi-National Construction of East Timor and Timorese Landscapes

- For the pioneering writers, the East Timorese participation in politics starts only in 1974, when they created the three political parties. Their accounts of the period until 1978 are generally reiterations of Jill Jolliffe’s view, and the center of discussion is usually FRETILIN and its armed wing – the Portuguese speaking leading vehicle of the resistance. In more recent works (of Taylor, Dun, and Robinson), the narrative ends with the international intervention in 1999 or the Restoration of Independence in 2002....   [tags: east timor, timorese landscape, fretilin]

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Change in DiapersTrade in the Far East

- After Europeans arrived in East Asia via the Indian Ocean, trade in the Far East changed dramatically moving towards a globalized economy. Between 1450 (39 years before the arrival of Vasco Da Gama) until 1750, the levels of trade in Asia reached a new peak; initial changes came in the form of the addition of new goods; and the eventual addition of colonization into the Indian Ocean Trade Network ultimately turned traditional “trade” into imperial relations. However, the importance of raw materials and the main Asian groups involved in the Indian Ocean trade network largely remained constant after European exposure until the start of British Imperial rule of India....   [tags: Globalized Economy, Europe Asia]

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo

- The Congo is an African country ruined by European imperialism. It was taken over by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1885. In 1908 the Congo would become known as the Belgian Congo. During Leopold’s rule in the Congo he was accused of enslaving the Congolese and killing 10 million of them through forced labor, starvation and outright extermination. Belgium’s rule of the Congo caused other European countries to “race” for power in African colonies; this was called the “Scramble for Africa”. The events that occurred during Leopold’s reign are examples of why imperialism should be outlawed, because of the Congo before, during, and after Belgian imperialism....   [tags: African history, European imperialism]

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Brazil: A Country of Diversity

- ... Brazil’s government is strong and they are trying to bring out all the potential that the country and the people possess. In Brazil, religion is a huge part of their lives. 90% of the people subscribe to some sort of religious ideal and only around 1% do not believe in God (“’Brazil.’ A”). That is a huge percent of the people that have religious ideals and morals. Most countries do not have this high of religious belief in their people. It is more religiously inclined than any other South American country....   [tags: economic and social profile]

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American Revolution vs. Brazilian Revolution

- While the Brazilian Revolution emerged largely from the influence of the American Revolution, some variation remains between those two revolutions in exactly how those revolutions were executed and what the reasons for them were. In concern to the American Revolution, there are two sides debating its primary cause. One set of historians believe the cause to be ideals and principles. The other set of historians and scholars credit economic and social interests as the primary cause of the Revolutionary War....   [tags: the previous influenced the latter]

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The World 's Trade Routes

- During early modern European expansion, many interactions took place between Africans, Asians, and Native Americans. Religion, politics, and economic desires were the motivation behind Europe’s desire to expand. Due to their advanced maritime technology and weaponry they were able to do so therefore leading to world globalization. This advanced technology that the Europeans possessed allowed them to take over and control the world’s trade routes, thus connecting various regions of the world that were previously isolated from one another....   [tags: Africa, Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Caribbean]

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The Story of Ann Nzingha

- The Story of Ann Nzingha The story of Ann Nzingha begins about 1582, the year she entered the world. She was born into a family of royalty. Nzingha was the sister of reigning King of Ndongo, Ngoli Bbondi. The country of Ndongo, in later years was named Angola. Nzingha was apart of an ethnic group called the Jegas. In later years, Ann Nzingha became queen because of determination, brave leadership, deceitfulness, and her persistent work ethics. Nzingha showed great determination during her time on the throne....   [tags: Papers]

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The United Arab Emirates

- The United Arab Emirates is an interesting country, being located on the southeastern end of the Arabian Peninsula the Gulf nation is neighbors to Saudi Arabia to the south and the Oman to the east along with other nations sharing water boarders as well. The modern history of the nation is very intriguing, filled with many political forces and cultural trends. However, like many other Arab countries, UAE has also been filled with many issues throughout its nations that mirror and connect it even further to its Arabian brethren....   [tags: saudi arabia, ridda wars, muhammad]

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The Mongol Civilization

- Throughout the cause of history, many civilizations developed a great desire for goods and wealth. To achieve this desirable taste of wealth and fortunes, different civilization sought to expand their territories by interacting with other groups of people outside homeland which in some way pushed the economic system towards globalization and also affected globalization. The lights of globalization, that is the period where people, ideas and goods spread throughout the world, spurring more interaction and integration between different cultures, government and economies, could be seen during the expansion of the Mongol civilization connecting Afro-Eurasia....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Africa]

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The Mongol Civilization

- Throughout the course of history, many civilizations developed a great desire for goods and wealth. To achieve this desirable taste of wealth and fortunes, different civilization sought to expand their territories by interacting with other groups of people outside homeland, which in some way pushed the economic system towards globalization and also negatively affected globalization. The lights of globalization, that is the period where people, ideas and goods spread throughout the world, spurring more interaction and integration between different cultures, government and economies, could be seen during the expansion of the Mongol civilization connecting Afro-Eurasia....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Africa]

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Biological Warfare in Africa during the 1960’s and 1970’s

- Biological Warfare in Africa during the 1960’s and 1970’s Throughout my research in many different books, reports on Biological warfare in Africa during the 1960’s and 1970’s, I have found a number of things. They include South Africa’s Chemical and Biological Warfare Program and the beginning of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Ebola virus. Biological warfare is defined as “the use of harmful living things (such as germs that cause disease) as weapons in a war” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)....   [tags: harmful living things, ebola virus]

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Exploration Against Portugal For The Promised Wealth And Profit

- exploration against Portugal for the promised wealth and profit (Andrews 9). Da Gama’s discovery of a sea route to India helped other European countries to take the challenge and sail to Asia to look for exotic treasures. The sudden growth of wealth in Portugal attracted other European countries to compete in exploration and desire for wealth that Portugal obtained. These diverse competitions helped Europe to dominate other parts of the world with more advanced equipment during the Renaissance period....   [tags: Europe, Portugal, Slavery, Age of Discovery]

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A Brief History of the Jesuit Reduction

- A Reduction is a mission town set up by Jesuit missionaries. The Jesuit Reduction started in the 16th century and was an idea of making missions for the native people of Central and South America to reduce the spread of the native population. This Reduction was started by the Spanish government the help Christianize, tax, and govern them also this made it easier for Spain to use the natives they captured as slaves to the crown. The Spanish government at this time was one of the global superpowers they had a lot of control until their lands got too cumbersome to handle....   [tags: Reduction, Mission Town, Jesuit Missionaries]

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The Fundamental Building Block of Latin Music

- Latino music Introduction Latin music is a well-liked skill form urbanized in a variety of Latin American countries, chiefly Cuba, and is exclusive for the type of musical structures it builds upon. It is vocal and instrumental tune, initially subsequent from African spiritual ceremonies, on the other hand viewed today chiefly as dance music. Its strongest feature, though, is its measure, which is extremely syncopated (when a number of rhythms being played at one instance, generate counterpoint next to each other in thrilling cross rhythms)....   [tags: clave, cuba, indigenous music]

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The Differences Between England And France Emancipation

- Slavery was never thought of as being morally wrong until the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. The Atlantic World’s country each developed slavery at their own pace. The South developed some similarities to Spain including agriculture based system but also differed in the idea of coartacion. Whereas England and France emancipation process was quick with the Freedom of Principles the Southern Colonies did not abolish slavery all at once.The Portuguese has a unified Slave code and the colonist developed slave codes themselves....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Portugal]

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Slavery As A Social And Labor System

- Slavery has been a social and labor system that served as cheap and efficient means of production. Many powerful societies, such as the Roman Empire and the Chinese empire, prospered because of slavery. However, as Professor Spickard stated in one of his lectures, slaves “no longer existed as people with identity and opinions,” so a portion of the population of these societies suffered, therefore these societies cannot necessarily be considered completely successful. Africa after the 1500s and America before the 1860s are examples of how slavery as means of economic progression is detrimental to society....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Africa, Caribbean]

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The Event That Changed My Life

- There have been very few events throughout my lifetime that I feel have impacted or inspired me with such noteworthiness and that I know will change my outlook on the world and affect me forever. One of those events occurred when I traveled to Portugal, my parent’s homeland. From this excursion in 2007, I learned the importance of family, most importantly the distant kind. It provided me with a totally different perspective on the world and how large and extended one’s family can really be; even across cultures and continents....   [tags: A Life Changing Event]

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Taking a Brief Look at Angola

- Country History Angola is a country located in Southern Africa, nearing the western side of the southern tip, with a population of approximately 20 million. The nation is bordered by Namibia on the South, Zambia on the East, and the (Democratic) Republic of the Congo on the North. Around the year 1482, Diego Cao, a Portuguese navigator, explored areas of the region with the intentions of establishing trading posts for Portugal. Over a number of years, Angola became an essential stop for trade routes with India and Southeast Asia....   [tags: developing African countries]

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Expansion of western europe

- The expansion of Western Europe started with the Iberian phase. Spain and Portugal, the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula, had a short-lived yet important role in European expansion. European expansion then turned to Western Europe. Western Europe consists of the Dutch, French, and British. While Western Europe was exploring new worlds overseas, the Russians were expanding westward across all of Eurasia. Religion played a major role in expansion for both the Portuguese and the Spanish due to their extensive anti-Muslim crusade....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Trade With Europe And Asia

- Trade with Europe and Asia had cost Africa in multiple ways. The interactions left Africa impoverished, caused the decline of many regions, and completely changed the course of African history. The Europeans and Asians would receive slaves, salt, and gold from Africa, and in return Africa would receive technology and items that the African people generally had no interest in. Evidence repeatedly suggest that Africans rarely received fair trade and usually came out of a trade in worse shape than when they entered....   [tags: Africa, Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Madagascar]

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Empires During The 1420- 1700

- Empires during the 1420- 1700 went through extreme highs and lows. Many of these empires built there economic influence and political influence on the extraction of African people from their homes and enslaving them to a life of complete servitude one they would live for a lifetime and generations of their kin after them. As empires seeked to explore unknown lands they went to uncharted territories exploring the resources in these lands and many times tried using the native people there to do all the work taking on many cruel means to extract their needs while giving not much in return....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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The Geographic Size Of Africa

- The geographic size of Africa amounts to about 20 percent of the earth’s landmass. Nearly 50 million people lived in West and West Central Africa. This massive piece of land was divided in to large sections, states and villages, that were broken up into smaller groups. Some of the groups included herding groups, fishing folk, trading peoples and rain forest gatherer hunters. While there was a division of groups and the majority of the people living in Africa lived as agriculturalists, who grew their own crops like rice and cotton....   [tags: Slavery, Africa, Atlantic slave trade, Angola]

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Economic And Political Differences Between Portugal And The United States

- There are many economic and political differences and similarities between Portugal and the United States. This essay will be comparing and contrasting these items and will include corruption and currency issues. Portugal’s economy is growing at a steady rate but has a long way to go to get out of its recession. In the article, The Federation of International Trade Association says, “Since 2009, Portugal has been suffering from the worst economic crisis since the fall of the dictatorship in 1974....   [tags: United States, Separation of powers]

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The Nation of Brazil

- Brazil was a colony owned by Pedro Alvares Cabral and Portuguese in the 1500s up until 1892 when they gain their independence. It is filled with many natural resources, such as iron ore, gold, oil, coffee, peanuts and timber. Brazil is identified with diversity and culture. The Brazilian people are classified as mestizos, descendants of Portuguese sailors and Native American and mulattoes, which are descendants of Portuguese and African slaves. The nation is also known for its beautiful tourist cities such Rio de Janiero, Amazon River and forest, the samba, and Brazilian nuts....   [tags: Countries of The World]

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Paraguay and Uruguay´s Independence

- During the 1500’s, the present-day countries of Paraguay and Uruguay were colonies. Paraguay gained it’s independence on May 14, 1811, and Uruguay gained it’s independence on August 25, 1825.1 However, the way these two countries gained their independence was very different. Although both involved violent revolutions, Paraguay’s independence process was relatively short, whereas Uruguay’s fight for independence was a long and messy ordeal. This review focuses on the reason for the differences between Paraguay and Uruguay’s independence processes through the following readings: Artigas and the Emancipation of Uruguay, by John Street; Republican Hispanic America: A History, by Charles Edward C...   [tags: Charles Edward Chapman, John Street, Latin America]

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