These two nations were a power house in their conquest to claim land not only

These two nations were a power house in their

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European countries that sought to colonize were Spain and Portugal. These two nations were a power house in their conquest to claim land not only in Europe but the Americas as well. With Spain and Portugal claiming territory in the Americas, those people already living there had to adapt to living under a new European culture are risk losing valuable resources that the Spanish and Portuguese brought over. However, North America was able to prevail over the power of not only Spain and Portugal but also the British. Even to this day, North America continues to have one of the greatest military powers, coupled with a stable economic status, as well as constantly have a huge political appearance on the rest of the world. Finally, I do not currently foresee any of the current powers in the world changing. In the Ted talk video, Joseph Nye stated that “… you'll see the cycles of belief in American decline come and go every 10 or 15 years or so” (Global, 2010) and that has also applied to other cultures as well.
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References Duiker, W. J., & Spielvogel, J. J. (2016). Chapter 16. In The essential world history (8th ed., Vol. 2, p. 420). Australia: Wadsworth. Global power shifts [Video file]. (2010, July) Retrieved form
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