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The Spanish government did not form successful colonies in the New World because of their obstinate desire to convert Native Americans to Christianity and their vain hunt for gold and riches Many explorers from Spain embarked to the New World specifically to find gold and become rich They robbed and stole from the Native Americans and raped many women native to the land Probably even more infuriating to the Indians was the uncompromising need to convert them to Christianity Throughout history religion has been the one taboo that has caused more wars and hate than any other political issue The Spanish saw no reason to form alliances on the contrary they treated the Native Americans very inhumanely and cruel The Spanish enslaved all the Indians and forced them to do all the physical labor that the colonists did not want to do After Columbus and his crew mined out large amounts of gold from Central and Southern America their hunger for riches grew extremely They instantly put all Indians to work and ate all their food Many Native Americans died of exhaustion and disease With no Indians to take care of crops the food supply became scarce This forced many colonists to die and evacuate the New World The Spanish colonists did not spend enough time in the New World in order to understand the ecosystem and thus form a productive colony Although there were several other expeditions after Columbus all of them ended similarly or were operated in the same cruel manner English exploration of the New World was operated distinctly from how the Spanish colonization functioned They worked harder and sent worthy captains to operate the colonization efforts that were taking place The best example would be Captain John Smith Englands wise decision of appointing him commander aided in the survival of the colony When the colonists were nearly starving to death Smith inflicted strict laws and motivated people to take
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