Why was portugal the first european country to engage in the translantic trade for enslaved african people?
Portugal was the first of the European countries to engage in the transatlantic trade for enslaved African people because they had a global empire at that time period. They were sailing into many different parts of the world, including Africa. Other countries soon followed their example.
Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic , is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic...