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Why was the Spanish kingdom in America called New Spain if Spain didn't exist as a country back then?

‘Spain’ in the sense of ‘Hispania’, alluding to the Roman province, certainly existed as a concept at the time, even if the Kingdom didn’t (yet). Indeed, there’s several medieval Kings in the Iberian ...
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In the Spanish-American War (1898), who formally declared war first?

Spain formally declared war first on April 23 1898. Documentos presentados á las Cortes en la legislatura de 1898 (Google Books): El estado de guerra existente entre España y los Estados Unidos ...
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Why is there so much prehistoric art found in Spain and France?

The Franco-Cantabrian region appears to have had a series of early cultures that valued art. It has also been continuously inhabited for far longer than most parts of Europe, having apparently been a ...
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Why does the Spanish Military Medical Corps use the Amalfitan Cross?

En concreto, el emblema que identifica a este cuerpo es la Cruz de Malta, un símbolo que identifica al personal militar sanitario desde que en el siglo XII la utilizara la Orden de Malta, una orden ...
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Why did the Siege of Ceuta (1694-1720) take so long?

Resupply by sea The Spanish were able to resupply Ceuta by sea. Moroccans were not capable of preventing that. At that time the Spanish navy was no longer the world's dominant sea power, but more than ...
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Why is there so much prehistoric art found in Spain and France?

Note that for all prehistoric findings there is a significant selection bias related to where archeologists searched for it. Western Europe has been checked and searched for prehistoric evidence of ...
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Why is there so much prehistoric art found in Spain and France?

There is not more prehistoric art in Spain and France. This is because prehistoric studies were started on France, plus add a language barrier and a huge archeological search bias. There is plenty of ...
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Why is there so much prehistoric art found in Spain and France?

The first reason is one needs an environment where caves exist. Call this either geology or topology. The larger the caves the better because they can offer greater protection to greater numbers of ...
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