How might have the colonization and/or governance of the New World differed if it were discovered by an alternate

Question

How might have the colonization and/or governance of the New World differed if it were discovered by an aernate

empire? Consider the viewpoint of the agents involved at the time using examples from readings and lectures

Readings:

COLONIZATION
The Early Russian History, 6th-15th Centuries the Viking traders, the
Varangians, entered in the tribally organized Slavic area present-day Kiev
established an overland trade route…
History