Imperialism In Spain

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Introduction Spain is one of today 's great culture creators, the language is spoken by more than about 570 million People in the world and is the second largest mother tongue in the world after Mandarin ... Spain lies on the Iberian Peninsula, with over 46 million inhabitants and stretching over 492,000 km2. But the Spanish empire was many times bigger and stretched across almost the whole globe, Europe, Africa, America and Asia. The Spanish empire has made its mark on the Iberian Peninsula, large parts of South and Central America, the Philippines in the Pacific Ocean. And several islands in the Atlantic Ocean This essay will discuss the Spanish empire and the history of Spain that led to such an event. Also what happened to the Spanish…show more content…
You can 't eat it, you can 't wear it, and you can 't forge it into good weapons, build durable houses, or decent ships out of it. The vast importation of gold and silver actually devalued those metals in the European economy at the time. As previously mentioned, Spain was embroiled in a number of very costly, long-term wars. Initially, Spanish ar-mies were very advanced both in technology and tactics, but over time, their adversaries passed them by and began to defeat them. Spain lost its other European possessions and the vast sums spent sustaining those wars was…show more content…
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