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HOW CEREMONIES OF POSSESSION PRESAGED THE SPANIARD ENGLISH AND FRENCH COLONIES The ceremonies of possession associated with the different colonies were very apparent in how they treated resided and co-habituated the land with the natives They all treated the natives in their own distinct way They all had different economics strategies they engaged in some being in regards to the mother countries but most were in the self-interest of the colonists SpanishIntro The ceremonies of possession greatly influenced the later development of their colonies The Spaniards throughout time changed from being extremely aggressive to being lenient towards the natives SpanishIndian Behaviour The Spaniards were unethical when they first encountered the North American natives They had no regard for the natives that had habituated that land for many years The Spaniards simply read The Requirement and expected the natives to abide The Spaniards not only believed that they owned the land but the natives had to either accept Christian superiority voluntarily or we will impose submission at the point of a sword or a harquebus Patricia Seed 71 The Spaniards created their rights to the New World through conquest not consentPatricia Seed 70 To initiate a war that results in legitimate political dominion over the conquered the procedures for launching it must be carefully proscribed by the same political authorities that will later claim to have established lawful dominion To establish the right to rule by virtue of conquest means that all the soldiers captains and leaders in battle must follow the political steps they have been commanded to undertake For what is at stake is not simply their own personal control over a region but the legitimate government of an entire state To omit the rituals would be to jeopordize the establishment of an entire state Hence it was not necessary for soldiers or their leaders to find the rhetoric or logic or the declaration of war compelling or convincing It was only
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