10 Shocking Facts About the Spanish Empire


Modern-day Spain is a largely peaceful, reasonably prosperous nation that rarely finds itself embroiled in wars of conquest or thrust to the centre of world affairs.

This hasn’t always been the case. The Spanish Empire was once one of the largest empires the world has ever seen, spanning almost ten percent of the world’s land mass. It led the brutal conquest and colonisation of the Americas, possessed immense wealth, and shaped the modern world.

In this list we’ll take a closer look at the Spanish Empire, and some of the reasons it was hated by so many of its inhabitants.

This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!

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