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Landmass comprising the totality of North and South America. Wikipedia
Although Europeans had explored and colonized northeastern North America c. 1000 CE, European colonization of the Americas typically refers to the events that took place in the Americas between about 1500 CE and 1800 CE, during the Age of Exploration. During this time period, several European empires–primarily Spain, Portugal, Britain, and France—began to explore and claim the natural resources and human capital of the Americas resulting in the disestablishment of some Indigenous Nations, and the establishment of several settler-colonial states. Wikipedia
The indigenous peoples of the Americas encompasses the inhabitants of the Americas before the arrival of the European settlers in the 15th century, and present-day ethnic groups who identify themselves with those historical peoples. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in the Amazon basin, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture. Wikipedia
The Spanish colonization of the Americas began under the Crown of Castile and spearheaded by the Spanish conquistadors. The Americas were invaded and incorporated into the Spanish Empire, with the exception of Brazil, British America, and some small regions in South America and the Caribbean. Wikipedia
- The first known use of the name "America" dates back to 1507, when it appeared on a world map created by the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller.
- France, the Netherlands and England soon followed in building large colonial empires with vast holdings in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.
- The U.S. economy is also the fastest growing economy in North America and the Americas as a whole, with the highest GDP per capita in the Americas as well.
- With a mainland area of 2780400 km2, Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area.
- Pope Francis, the current pope of the Catholic Church, succeeded Pope Benedict XVI in 2013 as the first pope from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first Pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.
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