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One reason was that the "Anglos" brought their own women with them. For instance, there were women passengers on the Mayflower. And twelve years after the settlement at Jamestown, there was a boatload of women (in 1619), followed by many more. The Spaniards also had more "multicultural" dealings, as noted in the comments above. The Spanish religious ...


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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries there was a massive wave of German emigration to the Americas, the numbers are a bit fuzzy, but there's little doubt that at the conclusion of WW2 there were strong German speaking communities all around South America, mainly in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile. Furthermore, the politics of those countries were - ...


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I have not watched the documentary. However, going by Jared Diamond's book of the same name, I would be surprised if it claimed that the Incans capitulated because they believed that the conquistadores were gods. Quoting from the book: These Spanish victories cannot be written off as due merely to the help of Native American allies, to the psychological ...


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It seemed to follow the bright red path depicted in this image: The Incan Empire had built and maintained a very extensive road transport system prior to their conquest by Spain. Segments of the old roads were converted into, and subsequently expanded upon, to form this particular El Camino Real.


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Take your pick from the following: 16 November 1532: Pizarro captures the Inca Atahulpa at Cajamarca. 26 July 1533: Pizarro executes the Inca Atahualpa at Cajamarca. 15 November 1533: Pizarro seizes the city of Cuzco. July 1537: Manco Inca abandons his rebellion against the Spaniards and retreats to Vilcabamba. September 1572: The Spaniards execute the ...


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I believe the answer can be distilled to Cultural; Geographical; and Historical and Logistical reasons: Brazil and the Guyana's are separate countries as a legacy of being colonized by the British, Dutch, French and Portuguese respectively instead of Spain. The spine of the Andes is an extremely formidable obstacle that divides the continent into a western ...


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Interracial marriage is not so uncommon. Probably the absence of same-race women played a role, but Portuguese were also well known to marry local wives in Africa, while British and French people usually didn't The fact that Portuguese and Spaniards have a multirracial origin (arab, celtic, roman, goth) might also have some influence.


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It turns out that if you hunt hard enough, there is a fragment of a wikipedia page that covers this. First off, what was found was traces of coca and nicotine in hair from Egyptian mummies by one person. Nobody has ever duplicated the coca find (after multiple attempts), but some other folks have found traces of nicotine in some other mummies. Its worth ...


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South America was initially divided into the Spanish and Portuguese speaking parts by the Treaty of Tordesillas. The Portuguese part is Brazil, the Spanish part consists of most of the rest of South America. The Spanish part was subdivided into New Granada (north), Peru (center), and La Plata (south). The Andes Mountains subdivided each of these parts; ...


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1572, with the capture and execution of Túpac Amaru, the last Inca monarch. Túpac Amaru's execution effectively completed the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire that had started 40 years earlier with the Battle of Cajamarca (November 16, 1532) and the capture of Atahualpa.


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The main thing that the Central American Republic going for it was its fear of Mexico. Otherwise, the countries had rather little in common. The fear of Mexico diminished in the late 1830s, after Santa Anna was defeated by the Texans in the (1836) War of Independence. It might not be an accident that the Central American Republic started to dissolve around ...


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There was one South government that was openly sympathetic to the Nazis DURING World War II, and that was Argentina. This arose from the fact that the country was furthest away from the U.S. and Great Britain, and also had trade friction with both BEFORE the war, while its relations with Germany was decidedly better. Futhermore, Argentina has the largest ...



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