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Age of Exploration

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Moluccas
a group of Islands in east Indonesia; the center of spice trade in the 1500s and 1600s
Prince Henry
led the way in sponsoring exploration of Portugal
Cartographer
mapmaker
Vasco de Gama
Portugese navigator who led 4 ships around the Cape of Good Hope; reached the great spice port of Calicut on west coast of India
Christopher Columbus
Italian navigator from Genoa; sailed west with the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria
Line of Demarcation
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Treaty of Tordesillas
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Ferdinand Magellan
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circumnavigate
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Prince Henry
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School of Navigation
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Sailing Inventions
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Conquistador
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Hernan Cortes
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Francisco Pizarro
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Encomienda
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Viceroys
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Peninsular
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Cultural blending
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Triangular trade
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Middle passage
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Columbian Exchange
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capitalism
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mercantilism
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