Political Geography

Colonies and Expansionism

What were some of the earliest colonies

The Phoenicians, around the year 1000 B.C.E., founded some of the first colonies in Tyre (present-day Lebanon). Colonists from there went on to colonize Carthage (present-day Tunisia) and the coast of Spain. This enabled them to control access to the Atlantic Ocean and trade with the indigenous peoples of what is today Great Britain and France.


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