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Old August 14th, 2014, 12:04 PM   #1

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Question Spanish conquest of the Americas and the European conquest of Africa


Q: What is the difference between the Spanish conquest of the Americas and the European conquest of Africa?
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Spanish conquest of a larger part of the americas is more correct. There was many more european powers involved in partition of Africa, and it happened in most parts of Africa later, in the 19.th century(though colonisation on a small scale started earlier, even before the Americas was known by europeans), in a time where Spanish America was for the most part belonging to the past. In much of Africa European rule lasted short, and there was little impact of european migration except in a minor part of the African continent. European languages, culture and religion did not become as dominant in Africa as on the other side of the Atlantic. Less european pressence in Africa, though parts of it are so much closer measured in kilometres or miles.
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I think a major difference is that disease wiped out many of the natives in the Americas whereas it was not a particular issue in Africa (in fact, malaria and other diseases common in Africa made it harder for the Europeans).
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