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Spanish Empire

Spanish Empire

The Spanish Empire was one of the first empires of global extent, having its peak of political and economic power under the Spanish Habsburgs through the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, becoming the foremost global power of its time, and was the first to be called the empire on which the sun never sets. The empire was eventually administered from Madrid by the Spanish Crown and comprised territories and colonies in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania...

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