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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, France, Holland, Portugal, and Spain, and others, as waged by their military and privateer forces, and was made yet more

The Caribbean Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean that lies to the east of the Gulf of Mexico.

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, France, Holland, Portugal, and Spain, and others, as waged by their military and privateer forces, and was made yet more hazardous by the presence of independent outlaw pirates.

Since 1914, access to the Pacific Ocean has been available via the Panama Canal. Before and during the Second World War, this region was the frequent target of almost every kind of espionage, sabotage, and military action.[citation needed]

Points of Interest

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

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