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Countries that Have Colonized the Americas

Can you name every country who has colonized territory in the Americas?
Includes countries that do not exist anymore.
Dates based off of first permanent settlement.
One of these was in a personal union with another answer, thus their date is set to the other's.
One of these was a vassal of another nation - the overlord is accepted as a type-in.
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Period of Time
Territory
Country
980s-1380
Canada and Greenland
Norsemen
1380*-
Caribbean and Greenland
Denmark
1492-1898
Various
Spain
1529-1546
Venezuela
Augsburg
1532-1822
Brazil and Uruguay
Portugal
1607-
Various
United Kingdom
1608-
Various
France
1615-
Guyana, New York, and the Caribbean
Netherlands
1629-1702
Nova Scotia and East Jersey
Scotland
1638-1814
Caribbean and New Jersey
Sweden
1651-1665
Caribbean
Knights Hospitaller
1654-1690
Tobago
Courland
1685-1693
Saint Thomas
Brandenburg-Prussia
1784-1867
Alaska and California
Russian Empire
12 Comments
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Level 63
Jun 21, 2021
Asia and Africa quizzes coming in the future, though they are not as clear cut as the Americas and so it'll be hard to find accurate dates for a lot of countries, it'll take a while.
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Level 66
Sep 11, 2020
Good quiz! Could you accept Russia for Russian empire?
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Level 63
Sep 11, 2020
Okay
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Level 68
Apr 8, 2021
Cool! I didn't know about Scotland.
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Level 62
Dec 24, 2022
There was no such country like Courland. Courland was part of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
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Level 85
Dec 24, 2022
Courland was vassal duchy of the Commonwealth but was largely autonomous and colonization was done independently by the Duke of Courland not the Commonwealth
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Level 85
Dec 24, 2022
By 1685, Brandenburg added Prussia to its name and was known as Brandenburg-Prussia. Either should be accepted.
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Level 63
Dec 29, 2022
Alright, I'll add that.
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Level 71
Dec 24, 2022
"United Kingdom' in the 1600s?!
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Level 63
Dec 29, 2022
England is an acceptable type-in for the UK in this case.
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Level 82
Dec 24, 2022
I knew there was a German Venezuela on those dates... tried a bunch of different things for it but failed to get Augsburg.
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Level 64
Dec 26, 2022
I would argue that Augsburg did not colonize any parts of the Americas.

Bartholomeus V. Welser, the head of the Welser banking family, was indeed granted the rights to Klein-Venedig by Charles V, however (as far as I can tell) Bartholomeus V never held office as mayor of Augsburg.

All information that I have come across seems to point to the Welser family being placed in control of still Spanish colony.