Weegy: By the middle of the seventeenth century, the full impact of the
Commercial Revolution had not yet been experienced in Europe. [ Neither the
Portuguese nor the Spanish, who were dominant overseas until the late 1500s,
could maintain their initial advantages over the long term. Portugal lacked
manpower and resources required by an empire spread over three continents.
Spain wasted the wealth of the New World in continuous wars, while ... (More)