How did Portugal colonize the Azores?
The land was beautifully forested with an abundance of useable water and had no current residents. The climate was also well equipped for farming, and the explorers were quickly excited by the seemingly endless possibilities this island offered. By 1420, Madeira was already beginning to fill up with new inhabitants and these eager settlers quickly began planting crops such as wheat and sugar cane. These efforts were rewarded with great success and significant support from the Portuguese Crown. Thanks to this, the idea of also colonizing the Azores, quickly became quite a good one.
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