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i need to know some of leif erikssons failures

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  1. What do you consider a failure? He certainly accomplished more in his lifetime than most of us ever dream of doing.

  2. Well, he failed to establish a permanent presence in North America and he and the other Vikings who followed him made enemies of the natives so that a permanent establishment probably would have required an army (or smallpox or measles to eliminate the locals).
    I am not sure he would consider this a failure though. Was he trying to settle America? I think he was just harvesting some timber and foods to take back to Iceland and Greenland. To us now it looks like he had a chance to found Canada and the US. However I am not sure he or the other Vikings were interested in doing that, although they did settle in Iceland, Greenland (for a while) and Russia.

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  3. something i would conisder a failure is something that he wanted to do that he was able to

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  4. I doubt if there's any documentation as to what he wanted to do.

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