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In the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries, the waters and islands of the Caribbean Sea, situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the broader Atlantic Ocean, were the scene of many violent clashes between the European colonizing naval powers of Britain and Spain, and others, as waged by their mili

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In the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries, the waters and islands of the Caribbean Sea, situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the broader Atlantic Ocean, 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.

Points of Interest

Cuba; Hispaniola; Turks & Caicos Islands; Virgin Islands; Windward & Leeward Islands;

Notes

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


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