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Unformatted text preview: man empire, no other empire extended outside of its continent; Spain and Portugal were the first to do this. As the Spanish Conquistadors conquered various indigenous civilizations, gold and other precious metals poured into the empire which went directly to the Catholic church. In Latin America, Spain is remembered for abusing and oppressing their natives “In a cruel and greedy way” according to one source, while taking advantage of their natural resources. It has taken 500 years, but now those in Latin America are gaining a more positive impression of Spain though the history is not forgotten. At the height of its power, Spain was in control of large areas in the Americas, Italy and the Netherlands. The following countries: Argentina 15361816 Bolivia 15481825
Chile 1541 1818
Ecuador 15321809 Paraguay 15371811
Peru 1531 1821
Uruguay 1516 1778 (Taken by Portugal) Venezuela 15671811
Central America : After the Mexican War for Independence, all of Central Americ...
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This document was uploaded on 03/26/2014 for the course IS 290 at Richmond.
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