How Capitalism Ended the Portuguese Empire

And changed the course of history forever

A meeting between native Brazilians and the Portuguese — Image Source

InIn the 15th century, Portugal, a tiny country on the edge of the Atlantic, established the world’s first global empire and grew incredibly wealthy thanks to the lucrative spice trade. But how and why was it able to achieve such a feat, being only a small country bordering the much larger Spain?

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Sajjad Choudhury

Sajjad Choudhury

Product Operations Manager @ Onfido | Writer on History, Personal Development and Tech | Find and connect with me here https://linktr.ee/saj_chy