Why did the Portuguese cease their conquest by the middle of the 16th century, but Spain’s overseas conquests continued?

The activity of the Portuguese ended after the unemployed nobles moved to the overseas colonies. When the same thing happened with the Spanish nobles, the development of America was continued by other subjects of Emperor Charles V – the Germans, Austrians and the inhabitants of the Netherlands.

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