If 1492 did not work, it would have worked several years down the road. Spears and arrows are no match for canons, large bore muskets, and ships that bring in more people. It was inevitable, it could not be stopped.
North American Indians should give thanks that the French and English primarily colonized this part of the New World. Had the Spanish had full control, it would have been much worse.
Those south of the Rio Grande have never kept up with the rest because of the Spanish/Catholic dominance.
‘Those south of the Rio Grande have never kept up with the rest because of the Spanish/Catholic dominance.’
the French were Catholic as well...
“Those south of the Rio Grande have never kept up with the rest because of the Spanish/Catholic dominance.”
You’re on the mark, redfreedom!
I couldn’t fathom why some countries went one way, via governance, and some went another.
My beloved showed me the path each country took via it’s relation to a particular practice of Faith and how it either encouraged Individualism or encouraged Group Think.
Over all, Individualism was much better. Even with the injustices suffered by different peoples, the countries practicing a Faith which encouraged Individualism fared better.