Spanish vs. English, not getting much into French colonialization of North America
by Andrea Elizabeth
Apparently the English were more efficient in their use of natural resources. The Spanish were much more embroiled with the Native Americans in trying to convert and enslave them. They pretty much spent themselves in Central America before pushing north. Perhaps they were more feudal in their approach and the English were more capitalist. I get the sense the French were more individualist in comingling with the natives. I’m sure matters at home had a lot to do with how much energy they, including Germany and Denmark, could expend.