Thanksgiving and Puritan Geopolitics in the Americas

Evan Rees
Asia-Pacific Analyst, Stratfor
Nov 26, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
People visit the 1627 Pilgrim Village at
People visit the 1627 Pilgrim Village at "Plimoth Plantation," where role-players portray pilgrims seven years after the arrival of the Mayflower, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

On Thanksgiving, the United States celebrates the Plymouth Colony. However, few know that New England's colonization was a response to major geopolitical pressures -- particularly England's struggle against the Spanish both on the Continent and in the New World....

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