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I need to come up with two discussion questions in relation to British and Spanish colonialism. My first question is “what are the main differences between Spanish and British colonization?”. I can’t think of another other than which was more effective 

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  • 2 months ago
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    How about "Explain how the differing methods of land management affected the differences in development of Spanish and British colonies?"

    It is an idea picked up in Niall Ferguson's book "Civilization". The Spanish had very concentrated ownership in things called latifundia - vast estates owned by a small group who relied on unmotivated managers. The Brits tended to smallholdings, managed by the owner who had a real interest in the efficiency and profit for the land. The British colonies tended to perform a lot better economically.

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  • 2 months ago

    Well, another would be the one which was least effective. Stands to reason.

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