da Gama part 2

da Gama part 2

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  • We have had many issues with the new traders. They all come and think we want their goods but we do not have a use for them.
  • With your help we will get to India, safe and fast.
  • Beware of the island people ahead.
  • When da Gama and his men would attempt to make relationships with coastal rulers many would be contemptuous​ to the trade of goods that were presented as gifts because they were used to the Indian trade.
  • TIERRA!!!!!!!
  • One island ruler sought to have the men that came to his land killed once he found out that da Gama and his men were Christian and not Muslim Turks as he had suspected.
  • The new found lands of Africa along the new route to India must be advanced​. We can use them to spread religion and to expand our commercial empire.
  • Although some of the island rulers wanted to have da Gama and his men murdered, others were helpful. Some rulers had people accompany the explorers to protect them.
  • History has remembered da Gama's journey second to Christopher Colombus's voyage to discover the New World. This is contradictory to the way that historians view da Gama's journey to India. Many historians contend that da Gama's journey was historically more important than Columbus' journey. Historian Paul Kennedy called the time between da Gama's trip to extending to the period of World War I as "The Vasco da Gamma Era".
  • da Gama reached India in 10 months - arriving in May 1498 Da Gama's first voyage to India involved little to no violence but hidden agendas for the future would cause political conflict.
  • Portugal had plans for the newly discovered lands around​ Africa. Religious and commercial agendas in these places meant that they would soon feel the military might of Portugal.
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