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Question by  johnny46 (16)

Can you explain how North America became an extension of European battlefields from the late 17th century to the mid 18th century?


Answer by  JB28 (285)

Europe in the late 1600s and into the mid-1700s saw two main themes: conflict and exploration. Britain and France, as the powers in Europe were often in conflict with each other. These two countries, along with Spain and Portugal, were also exploring new lands. It was inevitable that this conflict would spill over into new lands.


Answer by  rhistory (224)

North American became an extension of European battlefields since it was a colony of England, Spain and France. As a result, the wars that were fought in Europe would bleed into the North American continent during the late 17th and mid 18th century.


Answer by  mikeydaddy (36)

This was done because North America was part of Europe during this time. England, Spain and France all had colonies in North America at the time.


Answer by  ParrotPirate (477)

The European powers used their territories in North America to supply their forces in Europe. They also struggled in North America itself for possession of those territories and resources in them. The English and French fight for control of Canada and what would become the northern portions of the United States is a typical example.


Answer by  cconno06 (26)

North America provided the frontier for imperial expansion which sparked conflict between Great Britain and France as well as the uprising of colonists against their imperial opressors.

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