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Because the spanish were catholic a lot of the silver

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Unformatted text preview: ountry). So, even though financially silly, happened anyway. What was happening in the Netherlands? The amount of resources dedicated to the Netherlands (especially human resources) was excessive, less ruling more occupying, in order to suppress the Protestant movement in the region. Because the Spanish were Catholic, a lot of the silver from New Spain was going to finance the struggle against Protestantism. Who was helping the Protestant claims? The English and the Germans. broke ties with the English Phillip the 2nd decides to bring the Spanish troops into the Netherlands to fight Protestantism seen by the Dutch as a foreign occupation. What was happening in Italy? The Spanish controlled some, but not all, of the Italian city- states nor Venice nor the Papacy. The French are interfering with the North of Italy source of Spanish c...
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