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Unformatted text preview: Instead of establishing self sustaining colonies with sustained agriculture, they concerned themselves more with acquiring gold and silver which ultimately led to their collapse as a major power. In addition, after losing to England in war, they lost control of the seas, which allowed England to step in as a major power. Unlike Spain, English colonists were successful in creating strong colonies that in the end created the United States. Without knowing the background one would fail to understand why the US is currently an English speaking country with British principles...
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2009 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Drozd during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Fall '08