• Columbus' Journey Espa Ola
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    Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506), Italian-Spanish navigator, who sailed west across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a route to Asia but landed on islands in the Caribbean Sea. Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. In the mid-1470 s he made his first trading voyage in the Aegean Sea. Believing that the earth was smaller than was previously thought and that it was composed mostly of land, Columbus eventually decided that Asia could be reached quickly by sailing west. His request to the king of Portu...
  • Spain Official Language
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    SPAIN BY Morbi us The country of Spain lies on the continent of Europe. The capital of Spain, Madrid, is located in the central region known as the Centro-Meseta. The country of Spain is made up of four regions: El norte, El este, El sur, and Centro-Meseta. Spains large area of 195, 988 square miles covers about five sixths of the Iberian Peninsula. It is one of the largest countries in Western Europe. At its widest point, Spain stretches 635 miles from east to west. It stretches about 550 mile...
  • Spain Three Kings
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    Spain is located in southwest Europe. Spain official name is Reino de Espana, which means, Kingdom of Spain. The capitol of Spain is Madrid, which is the largest populated city in the country. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, which also is greatly populated. Official language spoken is Castilian Spanish, others Catalan, Galician, and Basque. The majority of Spanish religion is 97% Roman Catholicism, others i. e. Protestantism Islam & Judaism. Their currency is Spanish Peseta. A hi...
  • Spain Copyright C 1994
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    Population The Spanish people are essentially a mixture of the indigenous peoples of the Iberian Peninsula with the successive peoples who conquered the peninsula and occupied it for extended periods. These added ethnologic elements include the Romans, a Mediterranean people, and the Suevi, Vandals, and Visigoths (see GOTHS), Teutonic peoples. Semitic elements are also present. Several ethnic groups in Spain have kept a separate identity, culturally and linguistically. These include the Basques ...
  • Foreign Direct Investment Country Risk Assessment Of Spain
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    Table of Contents Pages A. Introduction 3 B. Political Indicators 4-11 C. Economic Indicators 12-18 D. Social Indicators 19-23 E. Overall County Total 24 F. Works Cited 25 A. Introcution Spain's powerful world empire of the 16 th and 17 th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in Worl...
  • Spain Spanish People America
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    Spain is a very interesting country and has much history behind its geography, population, society, culture and much more. Many of this history can be based on its people and their rich taste and flavor in music and foods. Their history also shows us that from Spain originated many cultures that made many different countries we know today. Spain's dances are also popular and still carried on today. Spain is surrounded by France and Portugal. Its size is slightly more than twice of Oregon. Spain...
  • Wars Between Spain And France
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    The wars between England and Spain was a shifting of power in Europe. A cause of the wars was the imprisonment and execution of Mary Stuart Queen of Scots. The Netherlands wanting to break away from Spain was a cause of the war. Elizabeth sending aid and troops to the Netherlands was another cause of the war. Mary Stuart was the direct heir of Scotland. She was a Catholic. Many people in England wanted to see Mary the Queen and make England a Catholic nation. This worried Queen Elizabeth and ha...
  • Spain Political Analysis United States
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    The kingdom of Spain is roughly about 504, 750 sq. km. , including the Balearic and Canary islands (CIA). This land mass is roughly double the size of our state of Oregon. The country is located in Western Europe and borders the countries of; Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Portugal and Morocco (Ceuta and Melilla) (CIA). The country has roughly about 30% arable land and exports much of its agricultural products. The Spanish population is about 40. 1 million people with about 1% growth rate (CIA). T...
  • The Spanish Inquisition Ferdinand And Isabella
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    Ferdinand and Isabella used the Inquisition to eliminate opposition in Spain. Their thoughts were that by eliminating the Jews, Muslims, and New Christians in Spain they would gain unity, wealth, and power. They wanted to make a Christian and only a Christian Spain. Since Ferdinand and Isabella were married they strived to make Spain a whole. With Ferdinand ruling Aragon and Isabella ruling Castile they united Spain as one. Soon Ferdinand and Isabella had the regions of Granada and Portugal as ...
  • Spanish Goverment Kingdoms Of Aragon And Castile
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    The first form of government was a monarchy known as the Visogothic Kingdom. The kingdom first started in 587 A. D. and lasted until 712 A. D. One of the rulers of this period was King Rodrigo. He was defeated at the battle of Guadalete. The total number of years for the kingdom was 125 years. Muslim Spain was started by the Wit iza Family. They caused the down fall of the Visogothic Kingdom. By the middle of the 8 th century the muslims had made a strong hold in Spain. They put king Abd al-Ra...
  • Latin American Independance Independence Spain Hidalgo
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    Latin American Independence Latin American Independence was the drive for independence from Spain and France by the Latin American people. There were many contributing factors that ultimately led to the uprising of Latin American colonies. Europe's strong hold on the economic and political life of Latin America, was creating friction between the Latin Colonies and the European nations. Eventually, this would become enough for the Latin American people and the drive for independence from France a...
  • Spain Roman Catholic
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    Spain Spain a country in southwestern Europe, occupying a big part of the Iberian Peninsula. Bounded on the north by the Bay of Biscay, France, on the east by the Mediterranean Sea; on the south by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; and on the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Madrid is the capital and largest city. Spain occupies about 85 percent of the Iberian Peninsula and is surrounded by water for about 88 percent of its boundary; its Mediterranean coast is about 1660 km l...
  • Gonz Alex Spain Spanish War
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    Spain, country in southern Europe, south of France. The total area is 505, 990 sq km (195, 364 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Madrid. Land and Resources The largest part of Spain is a dry central plateau divided by mountain ranges, where rapid rivers flow through narrow valleys. A narrow plain edges the long coast. The Pyrenees Mountains form the border with France, and the narrow Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from Africa. Despite a climate with extremes of temperature and genera...
  • Spain Health Care
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    Introduction "When you cross the mountains that divide France from Spain you step into another world. Europe ends at the Pyrenees, and the land beyond the mountains has a character and personality that are strikingly different. The sun beats down mercilessly on a country that is beautiful." -Napoleon History The Civil War in the late 1930's brought General Franco to power as dictator. He ruled the country until he died in 1975. Spain became a democracy after the death. Until the mid 1900's, Spai...
  • Factors Lat Amer Independence
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    I agree with the statement that the growing acceptance of ideas and attitudes associated with modernization and Europeanizism that essentially caused the movement toward Spanish American Independence, but disagree that, no other factors were involved. There was a huge underlying factor involved and that was the resentment of Peninsulars by the Creoles. The resentment of the Peninsulars by the Creoles has been fermenting over a century and more. Where the Peninsulars under a Pre-Bourbon Crown hel...
  • Spanish Timeline Spain Kingdom Important
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    IMPORTANT DATES about 1100-1000 BC Phoenicians began colonizing Spain. Modern cities such as C diz and Malaga were founded by the Phoenicians around this time. 400 s BC The Carthaginians conquered much of Spain. 200 s BC Spain became an important part of the Roman Empire following the Punic Wars. AD 573 The Visigoths completed their conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. 711-718 The Moors conquered most of Spain. Many Spaniards converted to Islam, and Moorish culture began to flourish. 1000 s The C...
  • Spanish Inquisition Spain Jews Church
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    Cause and Effect of the Spanish Inquisition The Spanish Inquisition was the most famous of the numerous Papal Inquisition that took place during the Middle Ages. In three hundred years that it lasted, the accused, which included Jews, Moors, Lutherans, and those who were accused of practicing witchcraft, had their possessions taken by the state, their fates tried in the papal courts, and their dignity trodden by the public. Nearly forty-five thousand cases were tried in Spain and its territories...
  • Iberian Peninsula Northern Spain
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    The history of the Iberian Peninsula (today's Spain and Portugal) is busy with migrations, invasions, and the involvement of various people groups. For perspective, Site Timeline records the date of the appearance of Earth as 4. 5 billion B. C. , the extinction of dinosaurs along with the appearance of primates as 65 million B. C. , the first motion picture starring Raquel Welch in 1 million B. C. (this timeline has a sense of humor), and the first anatomically modern humans appear in Africa an...
  • Spanish History Medieval Spain
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    Medieval Spain is a complex but fascinating period to research, with various cultural influences from the Visigoth Kingdom in the 5 th century AD to the Arab invasions in 711, to the final episode of the Reconquest, with the fall of Granada in 1492. I decided to put the Golden Age in the fifteenth century aside, and to concentrate on the Middle Ages in Spain before the arrival on the scene of Ferdinand and Isabella. The research on the web was quite disappointing: there were not many websites on...
  • Colonel Sartoris Sarty Family Spain
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    In the story? Barn Burning? one question that sticks out to me is at what point should a person make a choice between what his parents and/ or family believes and his own values. In this story Colonel Sartoris is faced with the decision of either going along with the views and actions of his father or making the decision of running away and leaving his family behind. Abner is a angry and inconsiderate man who has hate for almost anybody who is not blood-kin, and stays that way throughout the sto...