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When the Portuguese sailed around the Cape of Good Hope and entered the Indian Ocean in the late fifteenth century, they found

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numerous ports under the control of merchants from Genoa.

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No

colonial domination of ports and sea lanes by the navy of the Ottoman Empire.

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No

a region where sea trade had not yet developed.

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No

a region defended and patrolled by fleets of the Chinese navy.

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No

a network of long distance trade routes dominated by Muslim merchants.

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Yes

Trade was flourishing in the Indian Ocean in the late fifteenth century. Muslim traders had controlled the rich spice trade of the region for centuries, having established a network of long-distance trade routes.

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