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The Spanish Empire consisted of the territories and colonies administrated directly by Spain in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. At the peak of its power, the Spanish Empire was one of the largest in world history, and one of the first global empires. It lasted from the 15th century through the latter portion of the 20th century, although the vast majority of it had been lost throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The 19th century saw the establishment of independent republics in most of Spain's South American colonies. Its few remaining colonies in Africa gained independence in the second half of the 20th century.

Today, Spain still administers the last remnants of Spanish Morocco, and also counts the islands of Ceuta, and Melilla as administrative divisions.

Spanish Empire in AtlantisEdit

While the Spanish Empire can trace some roots to the settlements established by Basque sailors in Atlantis in the 1450s and 1460s, the Spanish Empire was really established upon the discovery and opening of Terranova. The copperskin natives of Terranova were not as technologically advanced as the Spanish, and possessed substantial amounts of gold. While other European powers scrambled to enter Terranova, Spain came to dominate, particularly the southern half of the continent.

It also maintained its holdings in Atlantis, although those tended to be an afterthought, a mindset common in Europe.

In the mid-18th century, Spain allied itself with France in a war against Britain. This included Atlantis as a theater. While British Atlantean leader Victor Radcliff marched into Spanish Atlantis, causing a slave rebellion, Spain, unlike France, was able to keep its holdings in Atlantis. Even after the Atlantean War of Independence, Spain retained its toe-hold. However, by the early 19th century, Spain's dire financial situation necessitated the sale of its Atlantean holdings to the United States of Atlantis. Spain kept some colonies off Atlantis' south coast.

Spanish Empire in Crosstime TrafficEdit

Crosstime Traffic was aware of an alternate where Spain conquered England in 1588 and built an empire that bordered with Russia. Footage taken in this alternate was shown to Jeremy Solters and his fellow students in US history class.

Spanish Empire in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit

Spain's alliance with Germany insured that Spain would maintain its remaining empire in Africa.

Spanish Empire in Ruled BritanniaEdit

From 1588 until 1598, Spain maintained England as part of its empire. In 1588, the Spanish Armada successfully landed in England, defeated its military, and overthrew Queen Elizabeth. King Philip II installed his daughter Isabella as queen of England in her own right, and her husband Albert as king jure uxoris.

Upon the death of Philip in 1598, the people of England staged an uprising, and drove the Spanish out.

Spanish Empire in Southern Victory Edit

The Spanish Empire had once been a the most powerful in the world, but by the 19th century, was had declined in both wealth and power. By the late 1870s, the empire was so weak that it was bullied into selling the island of Cuba to the Confederate States.

In the 1900s, the Empire in the Pacific came to an end when Spain was defeated by Japan in a war and was forced to concede its colonies of Guam and the Philippines. After this, the Spanish Empire was reduced to small territories in Africa and a few islands in the Atlantic.

Spanish Empire in The Two GeorgesEdit

The Spanish Empire became joined with the French Empire after Spain and France merged into the Holy Alliance. Between the two, the Holy Alliance controlled Nueva España, nearly all of South America, and the majority of Africa. In terms of territory, it was the second largest empire of the 20th century.[1]

Spanish Empire in WorldwarEdit

What little of the Spanish Empire remained just before Race Invasion of Tosev 3, vanished in short order when the Race successfully annexed Spain and its remaining colonies in Africa.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Map The Two Georges, frontispiece.
  2. Map, Second Contact, frontispiece.

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