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The 1618 Prague defenestration took place on May 23th, 1618 and Oñate's news about it arrived to Madrid in July 1618. This is compatible with the duration of the communication to be 5-7 weeks which is absolutely reasonable. 200,000 ducats were immediately reserved to beat the courageous Czechs and additional 500,000 ducates were sent in November. The ...


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Afrikan population in spain? Since reconquista to 1990 spanish population never saw black people except in the colonies. The slavery was only in first moment for Muslim untill their expulsion.


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The decline of Spain I think it was in the end of XVIII. century. 1º The Absolutist regime was becoming obsolete and needed to modernize to the parlamentary regime and the economic liberalism. 2º The continue war against UK damage spanish economy a lot. The merchant fleet was nearly destroyed, the textile industry, in spite of the success, was sinking. The ...


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I think folks need to understand before there was the Sea "Western Europe" had a highway that ran all the way down its "littoral" (meaning Baltic down the Atlantic to Portugal.) This was a powerful hindrance to any "invader" unless they were able to conquer the entire Region...something historically the Germanic Peoples certainly tried quite regularly to do....


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It had more to do with the Reconquista. There was a social pattern that Aragon, Castile, and Portugal developed as they "reconquered" the Iberian Peninsula. This same pattern was how they colonized the new world very rapidly and very cheaply. In Reconquista a captain would gather fighting men with the promise of shares of any wealth or land they would ...


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The only thing I would add to the comments above would be Hermann Goring's very frank testimony at the Nuremberg Trials where he stated his belief and the fact that he had argued for an attack on Gibraltar as opposed to Russia in June, 1941. It should be remembered that the only extant Nation and People was at War with after the Fall of France was Great ...


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The discovery of new world was nothing related with the moors. Spain with the most advanced army of europe by far that achieved to defeat the moors in Granada using the Arquebusier and cannons (western inventions) while the navy was as equal of any western countries. Columbus was autorished to meet the Spanish Queen in order to convince her to make an ...


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Countries that produced olive oil in classical times stayed up late because this fuel for oil lamps was cheap ( North Africa & Spain ). In Rome and many other places it was expensive and so people got up with the light and tended to go to bed when it gets dark. This is the norm in many counties around the world.



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