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Name:_______________________________________________ Date:___________ Period:_______ Unit 4 : Sea -Based Empires Comparison 1450-1750 Spain Portugal Government Explain the process of state building and expansion. How they build and manage their empires? Who was in charge? What type of govt? The process of state and expansion of Spain was pretty impressive and extensive. they began building their empires by taking over indigineous tribes and building over them like they did in the Americas. spain used church revenue to enhance royal power, they gained control from church appoint The process of state and expansion of Portugal was similar to Spain's. they began building their empires by taking over indigenous trade routes which already had an established economy. they managed their empires by having a connection with their people and having a strong military presence. The person in charge was a king and they had an absolute monarchy.
What technologies did this empire utilize or develop to establish and maintain their sea- based empire? Economic How did the trading posts and/or colonies contribute to this empire’s economic development?

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