Charles conquered Italy, and the territories in New Spain were tremendously extended due to the destruction of the Aztec and Incan empires by Spanish conquistadors. When Charles V paternal grandfather died he also inherited the Hasburg Monarchy. (Kleinschmidt 44) After the Battle of Pavia in 1525 Charles V controlled Italy, Spain, and he “shared” Germany with the Holy Roman Catholic Church. (Kleinschmidt 97) Charles left his son with the biggest Spanish Empire ever before, but along with that he left his son with a massive debt and an enormous military. Phillip II had a lot of land.
Hernan Cortes led the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire with a little more than 500 Spaniard soldiers; he was fighting on enemy territory and against an Empire of around 15 million people. It wasn’t just one or a couple things that came into play to help Cortes defeat the Aztecs but a series of events and a series of luck on Cortes’s part. Many different events led to Cortes gaining the upper hand in the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs were thought as barbarians by the people of Mexico due to their traditions of human sacrifices. The reason this is important is because it gave Cortes the opportunity to act as a hero to the people of Mexico.
Although, the development of change already faced opposition from right-winged supporters, including rich landowners who feared social changes that the Republic would try to implement. Under Generals Sanjurjo, Franco and Mola, the Spanish Civil War began as a military coup, which was aimed to put an end to the democratic political change that was seen in 1931. As seen in Italy with Mussolini in 1922 and with Hitler in Germany in 1933, one could argue that the rise of fascism subsequently kick started the demand of a takeover in Spain. But, we have to bear in mind the bad timing of 1931 to implement such a change, with the worldwide economic crisis caused by the 1929 Wall Street Crash in America, and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, there was now fear throughout Europe of communism and revolution. Although at the beginning of the rebellion, the three main generals were not actually all in Spain.
He was brave, pitiless, and single minded. He had been with Balboa when the Pacific was discovered. Soon afterwards, stories of gold began to flow north to Panama. Pizarro rode south, racing Diego de Amagro to Cuzco. It took as little time for Pizarro to decimate the Inca as it had taken Cort�s to conquer the Aztec Empire.
Because of Spain’s rivalry with Portugal they joined in the race of finding a faster route to Asia with Christopher Columbus’ help. Columbus set out on his voyage with his three ships the Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria in 1492. Thinking the earth was much smaller than it actually was, he planned his trip to be about 3000 nautical miles instead of the 10,600 nautical miles. Thankfully they had the chance to replenish their food and water when they stopped in the Canary Islands or their voyage would have ended in their deaths from starvation and lack of water. Columbus continued his journey in September went, and traveled for thirty-tree days before reaching the Bahamas.
Charles, however, used money from any region that was willing to give it to him to finance any of his many wars. The Low countries and Italy initially financed his active foreign policy but following the 1539 revolt of Ghent Charles turned to Spain as his main source of revenue His reliance upon the tax from the Castilian Cortes and loans using Spain as collateral to pay for wars that weren’t strictly in Spain’s interest almost ran the country into bankruptcy. Charles was using extraordinary sources of Spanish revenue to maintain his control of Europe. Such sources of revenue could not be continued in the long run and it is no surprise that by 1558 Philip II had declared bankruptcy. The powerful Spanish Church contributed much to Charles V treasury.
Christopher Columbus characterized the Indians as “ naïve and free with their possessions” as they were willing to share with the outsiders. Due to Columbus’ exaggerations about his discovery, Ferdinand and Isabella, king and queen of Spain, felt the need to aid Columbus and his expeditions more, in hopes of acquiring wealth. By the year 1495, Columbus was losing hope. His men on the Navidad Island were not able to find any gold for surprisingly they were all killed due to gang attacks on the Indians. Columbus rounded up fifteen hundred Indians as slaves, bringing a large portion of them to Spain.
Alexander the Great By Leandro Baque Have you ever wondered how one person can be able to obtain so much power that they became almost unstoppable? Have you ever stopped to look around and see how things today are similar to times past? We can thank Alexander the Great for his many ideas in this modern time. Alexander the Great traveled the world and enforced his ideas and culture to the lands far behind the eye can see. Though, many despised him, one wouldn’t follow to share in his greatness.
Having heard the rumors of wealth and riches in the Americas, many conquistadors were motivated to have a journey. The journey by the conquistador Hernan Cortes in 1519 is a prime example. For the conquistadors, their aims were to seek glory for themselves by conquering civilizations such as the Aztec Empire and the great Incan Empire. During the
He devised a plan to murder the current king, King Duncan. His strong will to have what he wants has taken over his good habits and good willed heart and turned him into an ambitious man who wants everything. Once the murder has been committed and some days have passed the guilty trip sets in hard. Macbeth tries to coop with the stress but his guilty conscience makes his mind spin. Macbeth begins to kill more to acquire the throne of Cawdor.