Talk:European colonization of the Americas

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Discoverers[edit]

Well I think that if you mention Columbus, Cabot and all the others in the first paragraph I think Pedro Alvares Cabral (Brazil) and Corte-Real (Newfoundland) as well as João Lavrador (Labrador) are worth mentioning

sorry, nevermind

Is there any way we could use this material that was deleted from Immigration to the United States?[edit]

Everything under the heading of "Colonization of North America" was deleted from Immigration to the United States... see the old version [1]. Can we use any of that in this article? It cites a source, "The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Kory L. Meyerink and Loretto Dennis Szucs", which is better than the complete lack of sources for our current page here.

help??[edit]

i need to know what happened atfer the european colonization; how did both culture groups of Latin America change.?

-thanks.

Jade.

Norse or Norwegian?[edit]

An SPA who sole purpose seems to be change instances of "Norse" to "Norwegian" has went across multiple articles including this one and made said changes. Whjat is the consensus on this change? Anyone else have an opinion? Heiro 00:14, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Norse Colonization[edit]

I added the following sentence to the lead:

The European Norse established colonies in Greenland and Canada as early as AD 986, but these colonies did not last.

But someone subsequently deleted it. I think it belongs in this article, as an example of Europeans colonizing the Americas. Subsequent statements in the article that the Spanish had the first European colony in North America are not actually true, which I see as a problem. Anyone agree/disagree?UnvoicedConsonant (talk) 04:04, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

First off, totally uncited. Even if it is common knowledge and 1000% accurate, WP:CITE it per policy. Second, you just plopped it down as the first sentence of the lede, the lede is supposed to be a preview of the entire article. I'm not opposed to it, just do it correctly. Heiro 04:26, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

I restored the material, with citation, and reworded the paragraph so it flows smoothly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by UnvoicedConsonant (talkcontribs) 18:42, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Why is Scottish colonisation separate from Britain, but not English?[edit]

The United Kingdom of Great Britain was created in 1707 so technically all colonies founded after that date should be British and all colonies founded before that date should be listed as either English or Scottish depending on which state founded them.

To do otherwise is historically inaccurate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 160.44.230.211 (talk) 11:08, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Spanish Empire (1580-1640)[edit]

Elizium23, your protest has no place, because the images are quite different. One speaks about a Union Iberica (point of view Portugal-centric) and the other image is about the Spanish Empire, beacuse Phillips II of Spain sends Fernando Álvarez de Toledo as Viceroy of Portugal in 1580... These views are quite different. From the point of the Spanish historiography, Portugal was part of Spain, so we had a vicerreinato, ie, a viceroy who was cut from Madrid, not having the power to choose their own head of government , like the Spanish Netherlands, the Spanish Naples, or the rest of the Spanish colonies.--LTblb (talk) 11:41, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

I have replied at the ongoing discussion at Talk:Spain#Spanish Empire (1580-1640) Elizium23 (talk) 15:58, 7 November 2013 (UTC)