Most successful: Conquistadores: Coronado, Columbus,
Most unity to promote over seas expansion
GOLD, GOD, GLORY
Attack the most powerful civilizations, wanted to extract things from new
New World Empire, very early and very successful early on.
Exploitation and Extraction
Easy to take and hard to hold on to, they will quickly loose their grip, they
did not pursue any market style economy. They were after the short term,
not establishing colonies.
External Threats by other countries
First attempts to colonize in Canada, St. Lawrence River, Quebec,
Can afford luxuries b/c of the good economy.
Not interested in creating long term cities, just trading out posts, wanted to
trade with natives.
C. Great Britain
Some trade, but not as much as French
Naval Power = Access to all areas
Competition for power
Needs to expand, over populated, Med. getting better, higher standard of
living, living longer, Industrialization is beginning, if no demand no job,
very unsteady start. Unemployment, poverty, crime, deterioration of city,
economic dislocation, resources are getting scarce.