titanic struggle

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Senior Member
Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect

As the seventeenth century neared its sunset, a titanic struggle was shaping up for mastery of the North American continent. The contest involved three Old World Nations—Britain,* France, and Spain—and it unavoidably swept up Native American peoples as well.

The American Pageant by Thomas A. Bailey

How can I interpret “titanic” here? Does it imply these powers are equal in power?
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