Describe the internal conditions that made Europeseem like a *gaol *on the
> eve of the *Columbian Exchange* to thestates of what became the European
> element of the *Atlantic Community*. Then explain how very small
> contingents ofSpaniards managed to acquire an enormous American empire by
> overcoming twoaffluent, large, well administered, and heavily militarized
> states inMesoamerica and South America? Finally,explain YOUR choices as the
> *three* most significant consequences of theEncounter processes between
> 1492 and 1600.