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Name used for the majority of Earth's Western Hemisphere, specifically the Americas. Wikipedia

  • Americas

    Landmass comprising the totality of North and South America. The Americas make up most of the land in Earth's Western Hemisphere and comprise the New World. Wikipedia

  • European colonization of the Americas

    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

  • Old World

    Used commonly in the West to refer to Africa, Asia and Europe , regarded collectively as the part of the world known to its population before contact with the "New World" (the Americas). In the context of archaeology and world history, the term "Old World" includes those parts of the world which were in (indirect) cultural contact from the Bronze Age onwards, resulting in the parallel development of the early civilizations, mostly in the temperate zone between roughly the 45th and 25th parallels north, in the area of the Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, Persian plateau, Indian subcontinent and China. Wikipedia

  • Voyages of Christopher Columbus

    Virtually unknown to and outside of the Old World . These voyages to America led to the widespread knowledge of its existence. Wikipedia

  • History of Western civilization

    Western civilization traces its roots back to Europe and the Mediterranean. Linked to ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and with Medieval Western Christendom which emerged from the Middle Ages to experience such transformative episodes as the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, scientific revolution, and the development of liberal democracy. Wikipedia

  • Christopher Columbus

    Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for European exploration and colonization of the Americas. His expeditions, sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, were the first European contact with the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Wikipedia

  • Western Hemisphere

    Geographical term for the half of Earth which lies west of the prime meridian and east of the antimeridian. Called the Eastern Hemisphere. Wikipedia

  • Western world

    The Western world, also known as the West, refers to various regions, nations and states, depending on the context, most often consisting of the majority of Europe, Northern America and Australasia. Also known as the Occident , in contrast to the Orient (from the Latin word oriens, "rise, East") or Eastern world. Wikipedia

  • Geography of North America

    Third largest continent, and is also a portion of the second largest supercontinent if North and South America are combined into the Americas and Africa, Europe, and Asia are considered to be part of one supercontinent called Afro-Eurasia. Estimated population of 580 million and an area of 24,709,000 km2 , the northernmost of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere is bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west; the Atlantic Ocean on the east; the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and South America on the south; and the Arctic Ocean on the north. Wikipedia

  • Names of the United States

    Several names of the United States of America remain in common use. Formal alternatives to the full name include the United States, America, as well as the initialisms U.S. and the U.S.A.; colloquial names include "the States", the "U.S. of A", and "Columbia", and the Empire of Liberty. Wikipedia

  • The land hemisphere and water hemisphere are the hemispheres of Earth containing the largest possible total areas of land and ocean, respectively. By definition (assuming that the entire surface can be classed as either "land" or "ocean"), the two hemispheres do not overlap. Wikipedia

  • Classification used by the Library of Congress Classification system. This article outlines the subclasses of Class G. Wikipedia

  • Atlantic slave trade

    The Atlantic slave trade, transatlantic slave trade, or Euro-American slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of various enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas. The slave trade regularly used the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage, and existed from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Wikipedia

  • Exploration of North America

    Continuing effort to map and explore the continent and advance the economic interests of said non-indigenous peoples of North America. It spanned centuries, and consisted of efforts by numerous people and expeditions from various foreign countries to map the continent. Wikipedia

  • Eastern Hemisphere

    Geographical term for the half of Earth which is east of the prime meridian and west of the antimeridian (which crosses the Pacific Ocean and relatively little land from pole to pole). Also used to refer to Afro-Eurasia and Australia, in contrast with the Western Hemisphere, which includes mainly North and South America. Wikipedia

  • Great Divergence

    Socioeconomic shift in which the Western world overcame pre-modern growth constraints and emerged during the 19th century as the most powerful and wealthy world civilization, eclipsing Mughal India, Qing China, the Islamic world, the kingdoms and empires of Africa, and Tokugawa Japan. Scholars have proposed a wide variety of theories to explain why the Great Divergence happened, including geography, culture, institutions, colonialism, resources and just pure chance. Wikipedia

  • Outline of North America

    Provided as an overview of and topical guide to North America. Continent in the Earth's Northern and Western Hemispheres. Wikipedia

  • Italy

    For other uses, see Italy (disambiguation) or Italia (disambiguation). Country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and several islands surrounding it. Wikipedia

  • Timeline of European exploration

    This timeline of European exploration lists major geographic discoveries and other firsts credited to or involving Europeans during the Age of Discovery and the following centuries, between the years AD 1418 and 1957. Largely unknown to Europeans before the 15th century, when technological advances as well as the rise of colonialism, mercantilism, and a host of other social, cultural, and economic changes made it possible to organize large-scale exploratory expeditions to uncharted parts of the globe. Wikipedia

  • Portuguese people

    For a specific analysis of the population of Portugal, see Demographics of Portugal The Portuguese people are a Romance nation and ethnic group indigenous to Portugal who share a common Portuguese culture, ancestry and language. Wikipedia

  • Plant species widespread across Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia, but known from the Western Hemisphere only from a few collections in the southwestern part of the US State of Louisiana. Aquatic plant growing in shallow lakes and ponds. Wikipedia

  • Naming of the Americas

    The naming of the Americas, or America, occurred shortly after Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas in 1492. Generally accepted that the name derives from Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer, who explored the new continents in the following years. Wikipedia

  • Havana

    Capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial center of Cuba. The city has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, and it spans a total of 781.58 km2 – making it the largest city by area, the most populous city, and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean region. Wikipedia

  • Western imperialism in Asia

    Western imperialism in Asia involves the influence of people from Western Europe and associated states (such as Russia, Japan and the United States) in Asian territories and waters. Much of this process stemmed from the 15th-century search for trade routes to India that led directly to the Age of Discovery, and the introduction of early modern warfare into what Europeans first called the East Indies and later the Far East. Wikipedia

  • Post-classical history

    Periodization commonly used by the school of world history instead of Medieval or Middle Ages, which is roughly synonymous. The period runs from about 500 AD to 1500 AD, though there may be regional differences and debates. Wikipedia

  • Four continents

    Europeans in the 16th century divided the world into four continents: Africa, America, Asia and Europe. Seen to represent its quadrant of the world—Europe in the north, Asia in the east, Africa in the south, and America in the west. Wikipedia

  • United States

    Country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, 326 Indian reservations, and some minor possessions. Wikipedia

  • The Americas, also known as America, are lands of the Western Hemisphere, composed of numerous entities and regions variably defined by geography, politics, and culture. The Americas are recognised in the English-speaking world to include two separate continents: North America and South America. Wikipedia

  • Partial list of adjectival forms of place names in English and their demonymic equivalents, which denote the people or the inhabitants of these places. Note: Demonyms are given in plural forms. Wikipedia

  • Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact theories

    Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact theories speculate about possible visits to or interactions with the Americas, the indigenous peoples of the Americas, or both, by people from Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania at a time prior to Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Caribbean in 1492 (i.e., during any part of the pre-Columbian era). Accepted as having occurred in prehistory during the human migrations that led to the original settlement of the Americas, perhaps by sea, but has been hotly debated in the historic period. Wikipedia


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