What were the main incentives for countries to seek new territories?
The Ottoman Turks actually conquered the whole of what was left of the Byzantine Empire in their days: its territories in northwestern Turkey and in southeastern Europe. They bought this empire to an end. The purpose of these conquests were power and wealth, which were the main aims of the Ottoman dynasty.
How did innovations like the compass astrolabe and larger ships help the growth of trade in luxury goods?
What was 1941 declaration signed between the US and Britain that would pledge the two countries not to seek additional territories and to respect the right of every nation to chose its own form of gov?
What events occurring around the world today have influenced people to leave their homelands and seek refuge in the United States?
It's difficult to give a specific answer because the U.S. has become a home to almost every nationality. However, civil war/unrest in a country and poverty are two of the main reasons people immigrate to other countries. There are cases where government or military personnel seek political asylum to avoid imprisonment or execution in their home country.
France and Spain are the two main countries to be visited by those who seek to meet the Basque people. Specifically, the Basque people live in Euzkadi ("The Basque Country"). They therefore may be found along the border of southwestern France in terms of the northern limits of their homeland. They also may be found along the border of northwestern Spain in terms of their southern limits.
How many foreigners enter the US every year to receive medical treatment and how many American citizens seek medical treatment in foreign countries?
Because saving Britain was more important than saving territories in Asia; such as the Philippines. The US could fight to regain lost territories in Asia/Pacific; but if Britain fell to Germany...there would only be the Soviet Union remaining as an ally in Europe. And most Americans can't speak Russian.
England was in need of finances after the great amounts spent on wars. The main thing the English were hoping to gain from establishing colonies in the Americas would be known as - gold. England wanted to establish colonies in the Americas because a few of the surrounding European countries have found wealth in the new worlds.
No, convicted felons are not lawfully permitted to possess a firearm in any 50 states and U.S. territories. You may seek to have your charge expunged or sealed if it's expungement eligible and if your felony is non-violent you may seek to have, what is known as "restoration of civil rights" motion filed with the court of appeals.