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Tordesilla Treaty made Brazil skip the Spanish lessons.

Tordesilla Treaty made Brazil skip the Spanish lessons.

Of course, Brazilians speak Portuguese because Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese, but why didn’t they conquer more? Uruguay? Argentina? They were right next door! It all goes back to 1494 and the Treaty of Tordesillas proposed by the Pope. This treaty divided the trading and colonizing rights for all newly discovered lands of the world between Portugal … Continue reading

The new world: Discovered by Italians, Baptized by Germans, and Financed by Spanish and Portuguese.

The new world: Discovered by Italians, Baptized by Germans, and Financed by Spanish and Portuguese.

A day like this in 1492 Columbus arrived to America (technically Honduras). Columbus was Italian, he believed he could get to India without having to go all around Africa. He went around with his idea and it was the monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile (who united territories from Spain and Portugal) that believed in his idea and financed … Continue reading