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Unformatted text preview: disease spread at a extremely fast rate acting as a catalyst for the Europeans to conquer unexplored territories. After conquering the lands Spain then tried to colonize the Americas. Columbus focused on having the natives adapt the Spanish culture to become active members in the economic aspects of an established colony, but more importantly than establishing trade was to convert and teach the natives the ways of Catholicism. This belief furthered Spanish advancement into the Americas. Once workers were converted Cortes wanted to establish commerce in the territories and used the natives as a cheap method of labor. Charles kept a close watch on the colonies by sending officials over to maintain order and to help the continued success of exploiting the natives natural resources. Spanish success in the Americas influenced Britain to try their luck in the Americas....
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- Fall '08