Were French or Spanish colonies more successful?

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Were French or Spanish colonies more successful?

European Empires in the Americas:

European explorers and conquerors began coming to the Americas in droves after 1492. While the Spanish and Portuguese took the lead in colonization, the French soon began sending explorers of their own to the New World.

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By most measures, Spain's colonies in the Americas were more successful than those of France. Spain got a head start on the American colonial race...

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