Why was North America more successful than South America?

Why did North America become more successful than South America?

The main reason that North America has progressed so much is because of their European colonialism, the European Nations developed North America into a land for living that was equitable to that of Europe, they Colonized South America to a lesser extent, and used it more for work and labour vs living.

Is North America better than South America?

North America is the third largest continent in the world according to area, while South America comes in fourth.

North America South America
Area 24,709,000 km2 (9,540,000 sq mi) 17,840,000 km2 (6,890,000 sq mi)
Population 528,720,588 (2008) 385,742,554 (2011)
Includes 23 Countries 13 Countries

Why is North America an advanced continent?

The reasons of being North America an advanced continent are as follows: It has extensive natural resources. It has fertile land which is a source of rich crops. It has immense mineral wealth.

What is the richest country in Latin America?

Uruguay was the South American country with the highest average income per capita, with over 16.2 thousand U.S. dollars per person per year.

Gross national income per capita in South America in 2019, by country (in U.S. dollars)

Characteristic Income per capita in U.S. dollars
Uruguay 16,230
Chile 15,010
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Why is South America called Latin America?

The region consists of people who speak Spanish, Portuguese and French. These languages (together with Italian and Romanian) developed from Latin during the days of the Roman Empire and the Europeans who speak them are sometimes called ‘Latin’ people. Hence the term Latin America.

Is South America developed?

At present, 12 countries in South America are developing countries, and only Chile, Argentina and Uruguay have a relatively rich standard of living. Among them, Chile is considered to be expected to be recognized as the first developed country in South America before the end of this century.