European colonization of the Americas

The European colonization of the Americas describes the history of the settlement and establishment of control of the continents of the Americas by most of the naval powers of Western Europe.
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Elliot Fernández

Elliot Fernández

He has a degree in History from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009) and a Master's in World History from Pompeu Fabra University (2011).

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The European colonization of the Americas describes the history of the establishment of control of the American continent by most of the naval powers of Western Europe from the 16th century.

Course articles: European colonization of the Americas (16th-18th centuries)

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The Portuguese discoveries

Portugal became the first European kingdom to develop an overseas expansion in the process of territorial expansion.


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