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What were reasons for the success of Portuguese conquest along the East Coast of Africa?

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Reasons for the success of Portuguese conquest along the East African Coast are;

  • Disunity of the Coastal city states
  • Had superior weapons
  • Reinforcement from Goa in India
  • Better naval power
  • Lack of resistance from some towns
  • Portuguese made alliance with some local rulers
  • Weakness of Rival navies e.g. Turkish & Persia
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