It was a opportunity that Spain and Portugal advance to all over the world
to gain Asian production.
Since that time,Western countries developed all over the world. Most of the purpose for colonization, getting some benefits. One of means to do is plantation.
This time, we will explain a Brazilian h istory of colonization .
In age of discover, Spain joined Treaty of Tordesillas with Portugal.
There were many forests. So Spanish didn't go these areas. This is why Spain provide these areas to Portugal. After long years, born plantation there.
Sure. Then, untill independence , Brazil is a colony of Portugal？
Is not it.
In 1580, Brazil was owned by Netherlands.
Yes. But in 1661, Portugal gained Brazilian land again.
In 1822 September 7th , finally Brazil independent from all coutries.
Brazil keep doing plantation till this period.
The greatest purpose of creating a colony was to make people from home country collectively migrate, to build a new living infrastructure and bring some benefit to home country.
One of the means is plantation agriculture.