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European Land in the Americas

European Land in the Americas
This map superimposes 18th century European spheres of influence in the Americas over current political boundaries. By the 1700s, the Spanish empire in Latin America had become the wealthiest domain in the Americas. The Spanish dominated Central and South America, while the Dutch and French influence in the Caribbean and South America waned. Meanwhile, as the British prospered on the strength of trade with their eastern North American colonies, the Portuguese, declining as a great world power, simply maintained their holdings in Brazil.
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Native Americans of Middle and South America; Latin America; Colonialism and Colonies
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