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The Spice Route

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Wide shot showing the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar with ancient pagodas and stupas stretching high above a dense forest below.

In the 15th century, Portugal dominated the exploration of the African coastline from west to east, and sailed across the Indian Ocean to Asia. Trading in slaves and precious spices and the desire to convert natives to Christianity became the driving incentives for the voyages. Looks at the impact on Africa, the influences still felt there, and the leaders of the Portuguese push for power that opened the world to Europe.

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