What countries did US colonize?
US colonized Cuba after Spaniards (Spanish West Indies)
Micronesia, Federated States of
Colonizers tended to underestimate the importance of their in enabling them to colonize other countries?
At the time that other countries enlarged their empires by colonizing other countries, the US still had the whole western part of what now is the US to 'colonize'. And instead of acquiring other countries, they acquired New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. At the time the US began to get interested in acquiring new lands outside the US, all the available countries had already been taken by the great European powers. So they had to…
England wanted to colonize lands that later became the US and other countries in order to obtain access to raw materials that were beginning to grow scarcer in Britain, such as timber for ship building, and in order to have more convenient access to fisheries. they also saw value in preventing their European rivals from taking all of North America, and in letting their discontented move further away.
No European nation has tried to colonize any territory over which the independent country of the United States had ever laid claim. However, England, France, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, and Germany are all European countries that all colonized territories that have since become part of the United States.