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Wars Between Spain And France

Word Count: 362The 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 […]

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Spain

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. […]

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Spain’s Colonies in the America

The Spanish administration rested upon a balance of power groups which are the administration, church and the local elites. The administration possessed political though little military power, and derived its authority from the sovereignty of the crown and its own bureaucratic function. Secular sovereignty was reinforced by the church, whose religious mission was backed by […]

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Doing a successful business in Spain

As we know going to another country to do its own business has become common today, even if it is not so easy. It needs bravery, lot of motivation, notably because of the change of culture, which can be really important. Depending on countries, the way of doing business can be totally different, simply because […]

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Spanish Civil war

Since the end of the Spanish Civil war in 1939, the Catalans suffered a systematic and thorough repression at the hands of Franco (Hansen 1977: 1). He had a special hatred for Catalonia, believing that Catalan nationalism and separatism were one and the same (McRoberts 2001: 46). The regime lasted over thirty years and it […]

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The Issues Facing Spain 1868-1923

There were many issues facing Spain between the years 1868-1923. Spanish politics were rarely stable in this period. This was mainly a result of economic and social problems; there were regional issues and lots of groups emerging who were keen for change. In 1868 there was a ‘glorious revolution. ‘ A pronunciamento took place and […]

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Spain – social, historical and political

Spain is a generally hot dry country, day to day life in this country is restrained by the hot weather in summer. The weather patterns are portrayed in Lorca’s work through midday the actions be come heavy and tiresome and there is less activity, but in the late evening the weather becomes cooler and there […]

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Spain’s Golden Age

In what ways and to what extent does the concept of Spain’s ‘Golden Age’ apply more specifically to the reign of Philip II than to the whole of the period 1474-1598? Justify your answer by reference to the similarities and differences between the periods before and after the accession of Philip II in 1556. The […]

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The Decline of Spain in the Seventeenth Century

One of the most striking phenomena of the early modern period was the rise and then the decline of Spain between the late fifteenth and the late seventeenth centuries. Spain’s rise to be a European and global power began with the marriage (1469) of queen Isabel of Castile (1474–1504) and king Ferdinand of Aragon (1479–1516), […]

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The Golden Age: Politics and Social Order

The Golden age is a term used to refer to certain events that took place in Spain in different periods. This term is used to refer to a period between 1479 and 1516 when Spain was under the rule of the Catholic Church. This extends to periods later than this when the sovereignty of the […]

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