He was the first to carry out on a large scale those plans of transmarine colonization whose inception was due to the Gracchi.
Since the Spanish War of 1898 there have been added to the United States various transmarine dominions, r~one of which has been formed into a state, or is likely to be so formed for a good while to come; and there is also one small piece of original area of the United States, viz, the District of Columbia, which is outside any state, because it contains the national capital.
The transmarine dominions are Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, Porto Rico, the Philippine Islands, and the Canal Zone on the Isthmus of Panama.
At the beginning of the 10th century its transmarine possessions had been greatly reduced in size by the loss of Brazil, but were still only surpassed in extent by those of three powers - Great Britain, France and Germany.
Such as survived had now to choose between losing the.one or the other section of their lands; those whose holding was mainly Norman adhered to Philip; those who had more land in England sacrificed their transmarine estates.
Might dream of extending their transmarine possessions to the detriment of their suzerain at Paris.
The long struggle was over, and England now retained nothing of her old transmarine possessions save Calais and the Channel Islands.