Spain Essays

  • Spain: The Francisco Franco Era Of Spain

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    The Francisco Franco era of Spain was a long and hard one for the Catalan’s. Franco was a Spanish general who seized power and ruled over Spain as a military dictator for thirty- six years until he died in 1975. During his regime over Spain, he implemented many policies to weaken the Catalan nationalism, Barcelona as a city, and expression of individual opinion and this was a major reason modernism was delayed in coming to Spain. During the last years of Franco’s regime, the people of Barcelona

  • Exceptionalism In Spain

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    brand of “exceptionalism”. Two great examples of this are Spain and America, which both had periods of believing themselves to be exceptional. These are also two great examples because in both cases, the countries use the term “exceptional” to be synonymous with “great”- which is not necessarily true. In the 1500s, Spain had its own brand of exceptionalism that heavily influenced its interactions with the Natives of the New World. As Spain became accustomed to its settlement in the New World, many

  • The Age Of Exploration: Spain, Christopher Columbus, Spain

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    to utilize in their home nation. One of the nations that succeeded the most in exploration was Spain. However, Spain was not originally the “king-country” when it came to exploration (that title went to Portugal) but with the ambition of the Italian, Christopher Columbus, Spain gained the knowledge

  • Imperialism In Spain

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    Spain is a recognized sovereign state located in Europe and within the country there are many different regions and communities. The concept of Spain as one nation is therefore a problem and is something that is debated throughout the country. Although the vast majority of the population recognizes the existence of the Spanish state, what it means to be “Spanish” is very complicated. In one region in north eastern Spain called Catalonia, the people here deny the unity of Spain and accuse Castile

  • Moorish Influence On Spain

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    The Moors were a nomadic people from North Africa, who invaded Spain, taking their Islamic religion and culture with them, in 711. The Moorish land was known as Al-Andalus and included all of the Iberian Peninsula. The Moors ruled parts of Andalucía from the 8th century until the l5th century. 800 years of Moorish rule influenced Spain, making it significantly different even today from the rest of Western Europe. The Moors not only brought their religion, but also their music, art, and architecture

  • Spain Research Paper

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    Spain was one of the pioneers of colonialism.But as the time passed Spain could not keep up with other European powers? In your opinion what would have changed Spain’s destiny? Old Colonialism started with 15th century.Spain and Portugal were the first to send their men to discover.In the end, Spain went to Latin America and looked for gold and silver there. Spain took away the resources that used to be common to the indigenous population (gold&silver, man power) and used these resources to cover

  • Spain Toleration Essay

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    Over 1,000 years ago, the country of what is now Spain was once home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. They lived together in harmony- sharing culture, knowledge, and life. Tradition between the three religions became unified and withstood persecutions and exiles. It wasn’t until outside forces from Christian Europe and Islamic North Africa took a stand to separate these religions, desiring each a more “pure” monotheistic religion. Too soon, the toleration was lost forever and the peoples were forced

  • Ferdinand And Isabella's Influence On Spain

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    Introduction Thesis: Ferdinand and Isabella were known as the best rulers Spain had because they turned Spain into a very powerful and wealthy country. Isabella grew up in a family that is a lot like the families seen today. -Isabella was born on April 22 1451 in Madrigal de las Altas Torres. -Isabella had blue eyes, far or chestnut hair, lots of jewels, and magnificent dresses. -Isabella had a mother named Isabella of Portugal and her father John (Juan) of Castile. -She had a half- brother, Henry

  • The God Lugus In Spain Analysis

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    In the article The God Lugus in Spain by Tovar, the writer widely discusses the evidence of the god Lugus in the Celtic world. It is discovered from the evidence that there are some similarities between how Lugus was portrayed in each of the Celtic dialects. However for the most part, he was portrayed differently in each Celtic dialect. For example, with the way his name was spelt and spoken and from the folklore tales. Throughout the text, Tovar gives evidence through inscriptions of the god Lugus

  • Similarities Between ISIS And Spain

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    Jonathan Rivera History 1 Mr. Thompson 3/1/15 ISIS and Spain: Are they Similar? Events have occurred recently, so much so that we question when it will stop. The recent events of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, has threatened many of the national governments, more importantly the United States. The countries around this “state”, such as Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. These countries are cowering in fear over the massive catastrophes caused by the islamic terrorist group. But we

  • Isabella And Ferdinand's Influence On Spain

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    Isabella and Ferdinand II were a good match and they unified Spain. They were known as Catholic Monarchs and Spain have changed in many ways. Their marriage was one of the most important marriages in the history of Spain and possibly the world. Isabella I was born on April 22, 1451 in Madrid. His parents were John II of Castile and his second wife, Isabella of Portugal. His brother, Henry IV, was the heir to the throne of Castile, but on 19 September 1468 in the Agreement Bulls Guisando his brother

  • Regionalism In Imperial Renaissance Spain

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    This regionalism is an obsession and perhaps the most significant change to the country over recent decades has been the creation of seventeen autonomías - autonomous regions - with their own governments, budgets and cultural ministries. The old days of a unified nation, governed with a firm hand from Madrid, seem to have gone forever, as the separate kingdoms which made up the original Spanish state reassert themselves. And the differences are evident wherever you look: in language, culture and

  • Voyage To New Spain Analysis

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    I write to you from New Spain and all of its wonder. I enjoyed reading your last letter, though it did take awhile to get to me. This new world is both marvelous and horrifying at the same time. It appears to have no affect on Don Cortes. Though it is believed he has his mind only on the gold of the people nearby known as the Aztecs with their leader Montezuma. There were rumors that went about before we left that Cortez had only been named Captain because of his position with Diego Velazquez’s

  • Spain In The New World Dbq

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    Spain in the New World As the Spanish began to conquer land in the Americas from the 1500s to 1600s, their demand for goods to bring back to Europe caused a greater need for labor in which the Spanish were not willing to provide themselves. The Spanish were also aspiring to spread the Christian faith unto the Native Americans. When such did not go as planned they used the Native’s rebellion against the Catholic faith as an excuse to use them to force them into laboring for the good of Spanish wealth

  • Compare And Contrast The American Revolution And Spain

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    were against the Spanish Empire. In some ways, the wars are similar, but they still remain distinctly different. The causes are what makes them so similar and so different. In the similarities, the different economic reforms in Great Britain and Spain are one of the many causes. Both empires were under debt for different reasons. Great Britain was in debt due to the Seven Years War (also known as the French and Indian War) and needed money to pay off the war off. Great Britain decided to impose

  • Changes In Spain During The Age Of Exploration

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    basis for this shift was an increasing desire for a cheaper and quicker way of obtaining goods from Asia and Africa. While trying to find a quicker route to Asia explorers discovered the Americas. Capitalizing on the potential of the new discovery, Spain quickly set up colonies. Spain's growing power and the expanding market for goods from the Atlantic weakened the influence of the Mediterranean area causing economic power to shift to the Atlantic

  • How Did Ferdinand Influence Spain

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    very nice life making Spain stronger and having a very large family to care for. They made a very astonishing team that lead Spain to a very high standing place when their time was over and they handed down to one of their many children. Ferdinand and Isabella made a very powerful team. The two got married in 1469

  • Similarities Between South America And Spain

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    Comparing and Contrasting Spain and Bolivia The similarities and differences that can be found between Bolivia and Spain are both vast and varied. Spain is a largely coastal country, meaning that it is surrounded by water on many of its sides. Bolivia is completely landlocked, although one side is somewhat close to the sea. Spain is near Europe, within distance of many different countries. Bolivia however is on the side of South America, closer to the equator than Spain. Because of these differences

  • Christopher Columbus Letter To Spain Analysis

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    February 15th of 1493, Christopher Columbus wrote a letter to King Ferdinand of Spain to describe the outcome of his voyage. In this letter, Christopher Columbus states “…you will learn how in thirty-three days I passed from the Canary Islands to the Indies, with the fleet which the most illustrious King and Queen, our Sovereigns, gave to me.” (Stearns). On this voyage, Christopher Columbus takes possession of 5 islands for Spain, which he claimed no trouble was presented while taking over these territories

  • Santervas De Campos: The Castle Of Spain

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    Juan lived in a castle with his brothers, Pedro and Luis, in a little village of Santervas de Campos. Santervas de Campos sat on a hillside in Spain. Juan Ponce de Leon was born around 1460. There was no country of Spain like we know it today. The kingdom covered most of what is now Spain. The kingdom of Aragon lays to the east. Juans village had once been in the kingdom of Leon, but it became part of the castle. The Ponce de Leon family was not wealthy but it was noble Juans one relative went by