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Vasco da Gama
Portuguese navigator in 1497; followed in Dias's footsteps
-lead four ships around the Cape of Good Hope
italian navigator from Genoa
-wanted to reach the East Indies
-sailed west across the Atlantic
Line of Demarcation
a line dividing the non-European world in to two zones
-Spain had trading and exploration rights in any lands west of the line
-Portugal had the same rights east of the line
Treaty of Tordesillas
-signed between the 2 countries in 1949 (Portugal and Spain) separated the two countries
set out from Spain with 5 ships to find a way to reach the Pacific
-ships sailed South and West
-landed on South America
won control of the trading city of Kumasi
-conquered neighboring peoples and unified the Asante Kingdom
arose from successive waves of settlement by the Yoruba-Nigeria
-began as a relatively smaal kingdom in the forest
Dutch East India Company
in 1602, group of wealthy Dutch merchants formed this with an unusual amount of power
Spain took over the...Magellan had conquered and colonized the islands
-naming them from the Spanish King Philip II
ruled a region in the northeast
-invaders from the north
-had long been influenced by Chinese Civilization
kangxi's grandson...had an equal successful reign from 1736-1796
-expanded china's borders to rule the largest area in the nation's history
arrived in China at the head of a British diplomatic mission
-bought samples of British-made goods to show the Chinese, who looked at the goods as rather crude products, thought they were a gift to the emperor
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