Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
European Overseas Empires
The Philippines. In 1598, the Spanish controlled the 7,000 islands in the Philippines, whose regional capital was Manila, which was settled in 1574.
Britain. When the Seven Years' War ended, France was forced to cede Canada to Great Britain, making it the largest North American colonial power.
Spain. The Spanish possessions in the Americas extended from Chile to the Black Hills.
3. The Ottoman Empire spanned the continents of Africa, Europe, and Asia in 1700. At the outbreak of the Great War, however, the Ottomans only held a sliver of land in Europe, no land in Africa, and only chunks of land in the Middle East that centered around the regions of Anatolia and Mesopotamia. Today, all that remains under the banner of Turkey is Anatolia and a small part of Europe.
|In the 1750's the Seven Years' War eprupted around the world, in Europe, India, Africa, and America. What French colony, that included the settlement of St. Louis, did the British gain control of?||European Colonial Empires (1560-1835)
Senegal. Senegal was returned to France after the Napoleonic Wars ended in 1815.
St. Augustine. Today St. Augustine is known as the "Ancient City". It is located in north east Florida.
France. Although in 1835 the Indian subcontinent was dominated by the British Empire, the French controlled a small portion of east Carnatica called Pondicherry, which was formerly governed by the Maratha Confederacy. Some small portions of India were under Portuguese rule.
Russia. Over the years, Alaska was claimed by Spain, France, Britain, and the United States, but in 1835, the Russian Empire was the governor of the region.
The Netherlands. Ceylon is now known as Sri Lanka; its capital is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte - often shortened to Kotte.
|In 1607 the first permanent British settlement was founded in the New World. It bears the name of the ruling King of England at the time. What was its name?||European Colonial Empires (1560-1835)
Jamestown. The ruling British monarch at the time was James I, after which the settlement was named.
Roanoke was actually the first British settlement in America; however, it was abandoned by the Crown after the settlers there vanished, most likely from a Native American raid.