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In the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries, the waters and islands of the Caribbean Sea were the scene of many violent clashes between the European colonizing naval powers of Britain and Spain, and others, as waged by their military and privateer forces, made more hazardous by the presence of independent

The Caribbean Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean that covers most of Central America.

History

In the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries, the waters and islands of the Caribbean Sea were the scene of many violent clashes between the European colonizing naval powers of Britain and Spain, and others, as waged by their military and privateer forces, made more hazardous by the presence of independent outlaw pirates.

Important islands in the Caribbean Sea include Cuba, Hispaniola, the Turks & Caicos Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the Windward & Leeward Islands.

Notes

  • The Caribbean Sea is bordered along its informally-defined northern edge by the Bermuda Triangle.


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