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Goa Vasco: The Journey of Vasco da Gama and Its Impact

Vasco da Gama's arrival in Goa in 1498 marked a new era in global trade but brought upheaval to local populations. Portuguese colonization disrupted trade networks, impoverished merchants, and enforced brutal rule. They banned Hindu festivals, destroyed temples, and imposed Christian laws, causing cultural erosion. European diseases further destabilized society, leaving a legacy of both enrichment and suffering.