In this TL there were three major colonial powers. The Spanish, the English, and the Italians. Rivalries were basically destined to see which one of these colonial powers would be the ruler of the New World. The rivalry started when Italian ships moved into Spanish territories and began setting up colonies on the Yucatan. The Spanish armies moved in and captured the Italian colonists. They held them for ransom and wanted in return some territory in the Venezuelan region. The Tuscans sent ships and began to capture Spanish merchants and held them for ransom. The English then allied with the Italians which caused tensions between Spain and England. When then the English army poured into the Yucatan and removed the Tuscan colonists safely back to Tuscany the Spanish and English went to war.